BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The final days of June are predicted to bring more scorching temperatures.
As of now, the National Weather Service stated this is the second hottest June on record in the Commonwealth.
Monday officially started the heat wave (defined as three days in a row 90 degrees or more) with 97 degree weather. Tuesday is reported to reach a high of 99 degrees, however it will feel-like 100-103 is many spots.
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey declared a heat emergency on Saturday that will run from from Monday through Wednesday.
“It is going to be dangerously hot so I’m asking everyone to take steps to stay safe over the next few days. Let’s look out for each other, Boston. If you see someone outside who appears in distress and needs help, call 911 right away,” Boston Mayor Kim Janey said in a statement. “Drink plenty of water. Try to avoid strenuous outdoor activity during the middle of the day. And find ways to stay cool. Anyone who needs a place to beat the heat can come inside and rest in the air conditioning at one of our cooling centers.”
There is a Heat Advisory in place for a majority of southern New England, excluding the Cape and Islands. For a full list of available cooling centers, click here.
Later into the week, there will be a large shift in weather; Thursday may bring some scattered downpours and thunder.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports: