Our heat wave is expected to persist throughout the rest of the work week. Temperatures will remain, at least, in the lower 90s until Friday.
Bill Simpson is the Spokesperson for the National Weather Service in Boston. Under these conditions, he recommends for everyone to stay hydrated and indoors as much as possible. Simpson also states the worst time to be outside is as the weather peaks at its highest temperature.
The State Department of Environmental Management has listed the local communities that have opened public cooling centers. The centers are meant for those seeking some relief from the heat and humidity.
RIEMA spokesperson Annemarie Beardsworth states that there are various public venues people can turn to for a break from the weather.
“Many of them are in libraries. There are some communities that utilize their senior center or their town hall. And each of those cities and towns sends us a listing of where the cooling centers are in their community.”
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