BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Mayor Michelle Wu extended the heat emergency until Tuesday, August 9 at 8 p.m. because of intense heat in the coming days.
“With the weather forecast now showing the high temperatures and humidity lasting through Tuesday, 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.
On Monday, it will be hot and humid with temperatures in the high 90's, but feel like 100 degrees, according to AccuWeather. Tuesday is the heat peak of the week, with temperatures expected to be in the high 90's and feel like 105 degrees with a chance of some afternoon thunderstorms.
Cooling centers will be open at 16 Boston Centers for Youth & Families community centers through 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Splash pads will be open at parks and playgrounds around the city and indoor pools are open to the public at select BCYF community centers. Walk-ins are not allowed because of capacity limits, so swimmers need to register to attend.
Over the weekend, Boston EMS responded to 51 different heat related incidents.
“Everyone, regardless of how healthy or young you are, is susceptible to heat-related illness,” Boston EMS Chief James Hooley said in a statement. “As we look forward to relief in the future forecast, continue to increase your water intake, scale back on outdoor exercise, and seek in-door air conditioned places during peak temperatures.”
The AccuWeather forecast predicts starting Wednesday, Boston residents will get some relief with high temperatures expected to be around 80 degrees.