(National Weather Service)
BOSTON (24/7 NewsSource/WBZ-AM) -- The high heat and humidity is returning to the Boston area Monday.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Boston and most of Massachusetts beginning at eleven a.m. Monday and running through eight p.m. Tuesday. The heat index is expected to approach 100 degrees both today and tomorrow.
Heat & humidity returns to the region today as temps warm into the mid to upper 90s. This combined with dewpoints in the 70s will result in heat index values between 95-102F. Make sure you beat the heat. Follow those safety rules, check on your neighbors & don't forget your pets. pic.twitter.com/GQCtQ6d3HR— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) August 6, 2018
The service warns that heat related illness can happen for people who do not take precautions.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced in a press release Monday morning that all Boston Centers for Youth & Families pools would be open free of charge to help all residents keep cool.
City officials also reminded residents to check in on their elderly neighbors, wear sunscreen, keep hydrated, and limit outdoor activity.