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Heat Wave Continues to Grip New England

We're in the middle of a summer heat wave, where the high temperature is at least 90 degrees

The heat wave that's gripping most of the country is not expected to go away anytime soon, leaving New England desperate for some rain. 

We're in the middle of a summer heat wave, where the high temperature is at least 90 degrees.

Meteorologists say we're seeing severe drought conditions in Massachusetts that are posing serious concerns for farmers and heightening the fire danger. 

Firefighters have been battling a 100-plus acre brush fire in Bourne. Another brush fire broke out in Lyme, New Hampshire. 

In Maine, farmers are expecting a smaller blueberry crop.

Meteorologists say this is the first time since October 2012 the Northeast is in a severe drought and the greatest area in severe drought in about 15 years. This is the second year of below-average rainfall. In fact, many areas are six-to-eight inches of rain below normal. 

The drought could persist until the fall.

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