Weather Alert: Dangerous heat continues on Wednesday

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Western Massachusetts may not experience a true heat wave, but dangerously high heat and humidity will affect the Pioneer Valley Wednesday. 

High temperatures will reach the low to mid 90’s, but with extremely uncomfortable dew points signaling plenty of moisture in the air, heat indices or feels-like temperatures will near the low 100’s.

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Because of the stifling conditions, a heat advisory for feels-like temperatures nearing 100 degrees is in effect through Wednesday for Berkshire, Franklin and western Hampshire and western Hampden counties.

For hotter temperatures, an excessive heat warning is in effect for central/eastern Hampshire and central/eastern Hampden counties during the same time frame for feels-like temperatures up to 105 degrees. 

Make sure to drink plenty of water the next two days to stay hydrated, and to take breaks from the warmth outside in air conditioning if possible. 

Related: Cooling centers open in western Massachusetts

It’s so hot, we’re running close to temperature records. Wednesday, 96 degrees is the likely high temperature, a mere 1 degree away from the historical record set in 1953. 

You can keep up to date with how hot it will be with the 22News Storm Team Forecast.

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