(National Weather Service)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- A heat advisory was in effect across most of Massachusetts Monday, as many areas were set to see their fourth day in a row of 90-degree or higher temperatures.
The National Weather Service said Monday morning that, because of the combination of heat and humidity, heat indices would rise over 95 degrees. MEMA's Chris Besse wrote in a situational report Monday morning that some areas could see temperatures over 100 degrees. And it doesn't look like the heat is going away any time soon--temperatures in the 90s were expected through Thursday.
[7 Day forecast] Heat and humidity remain in place for much of the work week. A pattern change is expected on Friday with more "seasonable" temperatures returning for the weekend. pic.twitter.com/ajjji2NjyO— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) July 2, 2018
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declared a heat emergency Saturday, turning the city's community centers into cooling centers. Walsh also alluded to the fact that it's not only hot, but also dry--and asked Bostonians to refrain from using fireworks. Just last week, a blaze that tore through a triple-decker in Lynn was blamed on fireworks.
"Be very careful, if you're lighting fireworks off, for public safety, not only for your own body, but also for the property in the city of Boston," he said. "We want to make sure that people are safe and have a safe experience."
Make sure you know the signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Knowing the signs could save a life! pic.twitter.com/uJkl1GfLQF— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) July 2, 2018
The city has posted a number of safety tips and a list of places to cool off at www.boston.gov/summer.
In addition, there were chances of pop-up thunderstorms on Wednesday during the July 4 holiday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker reports