Thursday’s scorching heat will persist into Friday, September 8 until 8 PM. Boston students entered the first day of school on September 7 dripping in sweat and facing intense heat from as early as 8 AM. Many of the students in classrooms without air conditioning.
Temperatures will remain high through Thursday, only reaching a low of 76 degrees at 2 AM on Friday. By 8 AM temperatures will again be in the high eighties and will peak at 90 degrees on 2 PM on Friday September 8.
According to the National Weather Service, the dense heat will feel much closer to 100 degrees. Officials caution Bostonians to stay hydrated and pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion such as dizziness, fatigue, or nausea.
How to cool off during the Boston heat advisory
Take precautions and be wise about your time outdoors. The heat advisory is in effect through Friday evening. If you must do any exercise outside, make sure it is done in the early morning or late evening.
Cool off at a lake or beach. Make sure to drink plenty of electrolyte-rich fluids, wear loose and lightly colored clothing, and seek air-conditioning or shade where possible.