As parents descend on campus from around the country and world for Back to Bates, the annual weekend that welcomes both parents and Bates alumni, the question they want answered (besides “How are your classes?) is this one: “What’s the weather going to be?”

Well, it’s going to be fair — and much warmer than a typical late-September Lewiston weekend.

The high on Friday will be 74, more typical for late August, and Saturday’s will be 80, which is what we’d expect in July. Sunday will be in the 80s! The normal late-September high is 67.

Overnight, the lows will be in the 50s.

Assuming the weekend forecast plays out, here’s what Friday’s and Saturday’s temps in Lewiston will feel like for our Bates families:

For the family coming from Auburn, Alabama

Friday will feel like a typical Oct. 31 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Oct. 10 back home.

For the family coming from Anchorage, Alaska

Friday will be 8 degrees warmer than a typical day in your warmest month, July.

Saturday will feel very hot, especially given that Anchorage’s all-time record high is 87 degrees.

For the family coming from Berkeley, Calif.

Friday will feel like a typical Oct. 6 back home.

Saturday will feel warm: Your July–October average highs never get above 75.

For the family coming from Los Angeles, Calif.

Friday will feel like a typical Sept. 22 back home.

Although the typical high temperature never gets to 80 in LA, Saturday will feel almost like a typical Sept. 1 (79 degrees) back home.

For the family coming from San Francisco, Calif.

Friday will feel 3 degrees warmer than a typical day in your warmest month, September.

Saturday will feel 12 degrees warmer than a typical September day.

For the family coming from Yorba Linda, Calif.

Friday will feel like a typical Nov. 24 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Oct. 22 back home.

For the family coming from Washington, D.C.

Friday will feel like a typical Oct. 1 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Sept. 16 back home.

For the family coming from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Friday will feel like a typical day in your coolest month, January.

Saturday will feel like a typical Nov. 21 back home.

For the family coming from Miami, Fla.

Welcome to Maine: Friday will feel 2 degrees cooler than a typical day in your coolest month, January.

Saturday will feel like a typical Nov. 28 back home.

For the family coming from Kapaa, Hawaii

Friday will feel about 6 degrees cooler than a typical day in your coolest month, January.

Saturday will feel like a typical Dec. 15 back home.

(Hint: Lewiston’s overnight low in the 50s will approximate record lows for various sea-level spots in Hawaii.)

For the family coming from Ketchum, Idaho

Friday will feel like a typical Sept. 1 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Aug. 16 back home.

(Hint: While Lewiston’s high is similar to Ketchum’s this time of year, our overnight low in the 50s will feel balmy compared to your near-freezing low.)

For the family coming from Chicagoland

Friday will feel like a typical Sept. 24 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Aug. 31 back home.

For the family coming from Louisville, Ky.

Friday will feel like a typical Oct. 4 back home.

Saturday will feel just like a typical Sept. 20 back home.

For the family coming from East Lansing, Mich.

Friday will feel like a typical Sept. 13 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Aug. 19 back home.

For the family coming from Minneapolis, Minn.

Friday will feel like a typical Sept. 10 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Aug. 20 home.

For the family coming from Whitefish, Mont.

Friday will feel like a typical Sept. 1 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Aug. 17 back home.

For the family coming from Santa Fe, N.M.

Friday will feel like a typical Sept. 26 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Sept. 9 back home.

For the family coming from Raleigh, N.C.

Friday will feel like a typical Oct. 10 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Sept. 23 back home.

For the family coming from Portland, Ore.

Friday will feel like a typical Sept. 22 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Aug. 27 back home.

For the family coming from Redmond, Ore.

Friday will feel like a typical Sept. 22 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Sept. 3 back home.

For the family coming from Columbia, S.C.

Friday will feel like a typical Oct. 16 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Sept. 29 back home.

For the family coming from Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas

Friday will feel like a typical Oct. 30 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Oct. 12 back home.

For the family coming from Sugar Land, Texas

Friday will feel like a typical Nov. 20 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Oct. 23 back home.

For the family coming from Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday will feel like a typical Sept. 26 back home.

Saturday will feel like a typical Sept. 12 back home.


International

For the family coming from Bridgetown, Barbados

Friday will be feel about 7 degrees cooler than your usual year-round high temperature of 82 to 84.

Saturday is going to feel just a couple degrees cooler than home.

(Hint: The nighttime temperature in Maine will be in the 50s, or 20 degrees cooler than Barbados’.)

For the family coming from Bogota, Columbia

Lewiston will feel warm: Friday will be about 6 degrees warmer than a typical day in November, your warmest month.

Saturday will be 14 degrees warmer than a November day.

For the family coming from London

Friday will be about the same as a typical mid-70s day in your warmest month, July.

Saturday will be 7 degrees warmer than a typical mid-70s day in your warmest month, July.

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