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Brace For Blistering Heat, It’s On The Way

By Terry Eliasen, WBZ-TV Meteorologist, Executive Weather Producer
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BOSTON (CBS) – Dangerous heat, unlike anything we have experienced in nearly a year, is on the way. Heat advisories will likely be issued for both Wednesday and Thursday as the Heat Index (feels like temperature for summer) will climb over 100 degrees. Temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday will range between 90-100 degrees, with most towns on the upper end of that range. One Hundred degrees is absolutely possible in spots in Southern New England both days. We have only hit 100 in Boston just over 20 times in recorded history, including once last year on July 22 (103) and once in 2010 on July 6th (100).

Very high dewpoints will only exacerbate the heat and make it that much more unbearable. Dewpoints will range from 65-70, making the air feel downright oppressive.

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Looking for a place to escape the heat? Don’t head to the Coast…winds out of the west/southwest will bring the heat and humidity all the way to the beaches, so unless you are in the Ocean (temps in the low 60s) it won’t feel any better.

Related: Guide To Beating The Heat

Records will almost certainly be shattered in Worcester. Wednesday’s record of 93 will be a close one, but Thursday’s record high 91 degrees is sure to fall. In Boston, the record high on Wednesday is 98, a tough one to beat. But Thursday’s record of 95 is certainly in jeopardy.

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