The dangerous heat isn’t over yet today for Western Massachusetts. In fact, the conditions will actually worsen.
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect until 9 p.m. for eastern/central Hampden and eastern/central Hampshire counties for heat indices, or feels-like temperatures, up to 110 degrees during the hottest part of the day.
Elsewhere in the area, a Heat Advisory is in effect during the same time frame for feels-like temperatures reaching up to 105 degrees.
Actual temperatures aren’t so hot, however. High temperatures will reach the mid to upper 90’s, but it’s the heavy humidity that’s creating those dangerous conditions.
Wednesday’s high will near 96 degrees, and the historical record is 97 degrees set in 1953 at Westover A.R.B. in Chicopee.
Thankfully, the oppressive heat won’t last forever. Temperatures will drop to the upper 80’s on Thursday, and the upper 70s on Friday.
Stay with the 22News Storm Team for updates on the extreme conditions.
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