Heat Wave: Temperatures Soar Above 90 Degrees

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A heat wave is going through the Commonwealth with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees.

Officials reported that Monday will be the hottest day of the entire stretch, reaching up to 95 degrees in some areas of Boston.

Over the weekend, Logan Airport was 91 degrees on Saturday and 94 on Sunday.

A Heat Advisory is in effect through June 8. There are cooling stations available Sunday through Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The mayor's office issued the following tips for residents to stay cool during the heat wave:

• Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids regardless of activity level. Avoid alcoholic beverages and liquids high in sugar or caffeine.

• Keep cool with frequent cool showers, shade, and air conditioning or fans.

• Adults and children should use sunscreen containing an SPF-30 or higher and wear protective, loose-fitting clothing, including long sleeve shirts and hats.

• Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours. Rest often in shady areas and be extra cautious from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the sun's UV radiation is strongest.

• Know the signs of heat exhaustion. Heavy sweating, cool and clammy skin, dizziness, nausea, and muscle aches could all be signs of heat exhaustion. If symptoms persist, call 911 immediately. Do not delay care. Heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the US and can exacerbate underlying illnesses.

• If you have a child in your home, use child window guards in addition to screens on any open window on the second story or above. Falls are the leading cause of injury for children under the age of six.

• Secure all window air conditioner units according to the manufacturer's specifications.

• Please call or virtually check on neighbors, especially older adults, and people with disabilities.

Thursday and Friday are predicted to return to the 70s.

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