Temperatures will rise into the 60s and 70s starting Monday and peak by Thursday.
In this April 13, 2015, file photo, University of Maine freshman Theophilos Fitanides plays his guitar in front of Fogler Library while enjoying the spring weather that arrived bringing temperatures in the mid-60s. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

It may be chilly through the weekend, but you’ll likely be able to break out the shorts next week as we are looking at a big warm up.

Clouds will predominate Thursday morning before giving way to sunshine for the afternoon. It will warm with temperatures into the 50s and 60s throughout the region.

A cold front will pass over the state on Thursday evening. This will bring the threat for a shower or two, with the best chance in the southern half of the state.

If you’re headed out to the Sea Dogs season opener at 6 p.m., the weather should cooperate.

This cold front will make for very windy conditions on Friday, with winds gusting up to 30 to 40 mph, so hold onto your hats!

Easter weekend looks great, with highs running around into the 40s to near 50 degrees.

The warmest air of the season by far makes its way to Maine next week. Temperatures will top out in the 60s and 70s throughout the region starting Monday. The temperatures will likely peak on Wednesday and Thursday. Record highs are possible in spots next week, as well.

Enjoy this, we never know how long this will last in Maine this time of the year.