Heat Warning Issued As Region Braces For Scorching Days

August 28, 2018 - 10:09 am

BOSTON (AP) — Much of southern New England including Boston, Springfield and Hartford is under an excessive heat warning for the next two days.

Forecasters expect temperatures to climb to possible record highs in the upper 90s in parts of the region Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service says the heat index — which also takes high humidity into consideration — will make it feel like 105 degrees in some places.

While many school districts in the region aren't scheduled to open until after Labor Day, some that begin classes this week will dismiss students early or take other heat-related precautions.

Rhode Island officials have issued a statewide air quality alert.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city will open several cooling centers and city-run pools will be free for residents the next two days.