(WWLP) – It’s the sixth and final day of our heat wave in western Massachusetts.
A Heat Advisory is in effect until 8:00 p.m. Thursday for central and eastern parts of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties.
Temperatures are expected to reach the low to mid 90s today, but the oppressive humidity will make it feel between 95-105º at times this afternoon into the early evening.
We expect our heat wave will be over by Friday with highs dropping into the 80s along with widespread storms and heavy rain during the morning through midday.
Sunday was the hottest day of our six-day heat wave. Here’s a look at how hot it was:
- Saturday June 30: 93 degrees
- Sunday July 1: 98 degrees (record-breaking)
- Monday July 2: 94 degrees
- Tuesday July 3: 95 degrees
- Wednesday July 4: 94 degrees
- Thursday July 5: Low to mid 90s expected
The longest heat wave ever recorded at Westover A.R.B. in Chicopee was a 10 day stretch of 90 or higher was August 7th-September 5th in 1953.