BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) - Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced she extended the heat emergency until August 8 as high temperatures linger.
Temperatures are expected to be in the high 90's, and feel like 100 degrees through Monday with some afternoon thunderstorms, according to AccuWeather.
“With the weather forecast now showing the high temperatures and humidity lasting through Monday, we’re extending the heat emergency to make sure all of our Boston residents and families are safe,” Mayor Michelle Wu said in a statement. “I encourage residents to continue to utilize our cooling centers and splash pads, and to check on your neighbors.”
Sixteen cooling centers will be remain open at Boston Centers for Youth and Families community centers through the heat emergency to help Boston residents escape the heat. Splash pads are open to the public at parks and playgrounds across the city.
Boston EMS have been receiving almost 20 percent more calls than normal due to the heat, at over 400 calls a day.