Braces for Massachusetts heat wave, record temperature possible in Boston

Boston – A Heat wave It’s about to hit Massachusetts, and the WBZ Weather Team has issued another weather warning for the rest of next week.

It is likely to be one of the hottest weeks in years and many records will be broken.

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Where is the hottest in New England?

The National Weather Service has issued a high heat watch for areas west of Boston, including Middlesex County and southern New Hampshire.

Heat is expected to peak in these areas. Temperatures will be well into the 90s Tuesday through Friday, with a high of 105 degrees or higher at times.

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Relief areas

This is certainly not to say that it is not very hot and humid outside those areas.

Temperatures will be near the 90s or above 100 for most of southern New England Tuesday through Friday, so the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the rest of the region.

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The only relief will be on the south coast, Cape and Islands, where steady, south-southwesterly winds will bring some natural ventilation.

Cape Ann and other coastal areas can be cool from time to time with occasional sea breezes.

A very rare “extreme” heat hazard

NOAA’s heat hazard outlook highlights parts of New England with “high” risk. It is very rare for our area.

It refers to “infrequent and/or prolonged levels of extreme heat, without overnight relief…affecting anyone without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Most health systems, heat-sensitive industries and infrastructure are affected.”

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How hot does it get in Boston?

During this heat wave, the temperature will be very hot during the night hours, thus not providing much relief.

In the city of Boston, the heat is generally mild, with overnight lows in the mid to upper 70s for several days, with highs approaching lows.

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Speaking of records, Boston will be near several high temperature marks this week. Don’t rule out reaching a century in the city and surrounding areas, especially the Merrimack Valley and western suburbs.

Temperature records can be set

We’ll challenge some of the all-time June record highs in major southern New England cities.

The highest June temperature ever recorded in Boston was 100 degrees, on three occasions, including 2021.

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The most uncomfortable days are Wednesday and Thursday. Those afternoons will feel like 100-110 degrees in most areas.

It’s as hot and intense as it gets here.

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Stay safe during extreme heat

It is very important that people who are not adequately cooled are monitored for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

With the high heat and humidity this week, everyone should try to minimize time spent outdoors, especially in full sunlight.

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And, of course, don’t forget your pets. Of course, don’t leave them in the car. With an outside temperature of 90 degrees, the temperature inside the car rises very quickly.

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When will the temperature drop?

This is Massive “heat dome” on Eastern America Will start to break this weekend.

Cooler temperatures with some showers and thunderstorms will arrive next weekend.

Stay with the WBZ Weather Team all week. We’ll provide frequent updates on WBZ-TV, CBS News Boston and WBZ.com.

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