Heat Advisory And Air Quality Alert In Effect For Massachusetts

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – A heat advisory is in effect for the Boston area from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Temperatures will reach the high 90s and heat indexes could get as high as 102 during the afternoon. There is also a chance that Friday could hit 90 degrees.

This means the state will most likely experience another heat wave as temperatures reached the mid-to-low 90s on Wednesday and Tuesday as well. Thursday will be the third day in a row temperatures get that high.

The National Weather Service has issued the advisory for portions of northern Connecticut, northern and central Rhode Island and most of the state of Massachusetts.

The organization says the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity can cause heat-related illnesses.

They advise people to drink plenty of fluids, stay indoors in air-conditioned rooms and reduce their time outdoors and in the sun.

In addition, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has issued an air quality alert effective from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on Thursday.

This directly impacts the eastern portions of the state including Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket and Plymouth counties.

MassDEP is advising people in sensitive groups to reduce their time outdoors and avoid strenuous activities. These include people with heart disease, lung disease and asthma as well as older individuals, children and teenagers.

More details are available at MassAir Online.

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