Heat on Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22, 2022


“YES, it’s time to put the air conditioners in place.”

Christiana Botic for the Boston Globe

Massachusetts is experiencing scorching temperatures this weekend.

The National Weather Service predicts that most of the region will experience “excessive heat” on Saturday and Sunday.

“Significant summer heat and humidity this weekend with highs in the 90s away from the coast on both days with heat index values ​​between 95 and 100,” the service said. mentioned. “Daily or even monthly records could be in question.”

The service predicts temperatures in Boston could reach 94 degrees on Saturday and 97 degrees on Sunday.

A cold front will arrive late Sunday, bringing with it a chance of showers and thunderstorms and more seasonal temperatures to start next week, according to the weather service.

Expected high temperatures have Boston officials scrambling to make sure at least a “handful” of the city’s wading pools are operational to provide some relief in neighborhood parks.

“By Friday afternoon, we will know exactly which city features will be operational over the weekend and will post to the Parks Department’s social accounts,” the Boston Department of Parks and Recreation said Wednesday.

Below is what local meteorologists are saying about the heat forecast:

National Weather Service“Saturday evening will be particularly uncomfortable with dew points in the mid to high 60s and overnight lows struggling to drop below 70.”

Chris Lambert, WHDH: ‘The humidity jumps in the weekend.’

Kelly Ann Cicalese, WCVB: ‘With the humidity, it feels like the upper 90s.’

Shiri Lance, Boston News25: ‘YES, it’s time to install the air conditioners.’

Zak Green, WBZ: ‘Possible heat exhaustion this weekend. Should limit any really strenuous activity.

Matt Noies, NBC10 Boston & NECN“It will challenge record high temperatures this weekend, which are typically in the low to mid-90s.”

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