Mass. prepares to battle 90s, high humidity
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts residents are warned to be ready for dangerous heat and humidity as summer arrives.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for inland eastern Massachusetts and the Springfield area. Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s and humidity will push the heat index over 100 on Wednesday.
It will also be hot in coastal areas, and an air quality alert is being issued for Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts.
Daily temperature records are expected to fall in many areas on Wednesday and Thursday.
Authorities advise people to avoid outdoor activities and remain hydrated. Community cooling centers are opening in several cities including Boston.
Boston's Pine Street Inn is urging homeless people to use its air-conditioned facilities. Workers will bring water to those still on the street.