BOSTON (CBS) – An unforgettable June? Some people might want to forget! This month was a real head-turner and the final days in June are no exception.
We are in the middle of the second heat wave of the month thanks to a Bermuda high that will continue for the next few days.
The heat wave officially began on Monday (defined as three consecutive days of 90 ° or higher) and at the same time followed the record set in 1991 of 97 degrees in 1933! Even if we don’t break the record, it will be between 100 and 103 ° in many places.
Heat warnings were issued for almost all of southern New England by 7 p.m. Wednesday, except Cape and Islands. Plan to cut back on outdoor activities, find shade or air conditioning, stay hydrated, and take breaks from working outdoors.
Also keep in mind that the inside of the car is much hotter and in such heat it can become extremely dangerous in minutes.
The heat wave will last through Wednesday before a massive shift towards the end of the week. Scattered downpours and storms are likely on Thursday while the humidity remains high, but we might struggle to leave the 60s on Friday and Saturday!