CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Most of this week we’ve been dealing with temperatures that have been well up into the 90s.

According to temperatures reported by Westfield’s Barnes Air National Guard, it has now been four days of temperatures over 90 degrees:

  • Tuesday: 91 degrees
  • Wednesday: 95 degrees
  • Thursday: 93 degrees
  • Friday: 92 degrees (as of 4:00 p.m. Friday)

It is the first official heat wave of the season and there is some relief in sight but we still have to get through the weekend. As we head into the weekend, temperatures will be in the 90s but next week cooler air is going to start to work out of Canada.

7 Day Forecast

At Forest Park in Springfield, many people finding small patches of shade while they watched their children play. One person in Springfield told 22News, “Well, we come here as you can see and cool the kids off and occasionally if we can, jump in a pool, we do that. And lots of AC I guess at night.”

It will be relatively cooler temperatures, more seasonable, getting down into the 80s as we head into the early part of next week. The humidity will be ramping back up as we head into the weekend but some good news as we head into Tuesday, the temperatures go down the humidity levels will go down as well.