(WWLP) - High heat and humidity will make things extremely uncomfortable across western Massachusetts on Monday, and that is why the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for eastern and central portions of Hampden and Hampshire Counties from noon until 8:00 P.M.
22News Storm Team Meteorologist Ashley Baylor says that temperatures will get into the mid-90's, but with the high humidity, it will feel like it is over 100 degrees.
The areas under the advisory include many of the region's most populous cities and towns, like Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Northampton, Westfield, Amherst, Easthampton, Agawam, and West Springfield. It will be hot and humid everywhere in our area today, and residents in areas of western Massachusetts that aren't under the advisory should still take precautions.
In weather like this, you are reminded to stay in the air conditioning when you can, drink plenty of fluids, wear light, loose-fitting clothing, and check on elderly neighbors and family members.
To find out how long these oppressive conditions will last, check out the latest 22News Storm Team Forecast.