Week-long heat wave in western Massachusetts finally ending

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The extreme heat is finally coming to an end.

Thursday marked the sixth day in a row of 90-degree weather in western Massachusetts and residents say they are in need of a break from the heat.

Western Massachusetts residents have dealt with record-breaking temperatures during the past week and in an effort to beat the heat, local residents turned to Hampton Ponds State Park in Westfield to stay cool.

“Since Saturday ’till now, we’ve probably seen a little over a thousand cars come in,” said Tim Grimaldi at the Hampton Ponds State Park.

Grimaldi told 22News, they’ve had to shut down the beach twice in the past week because it’s been so packed.

The 22News Storm Team said Thursday was the last day of the week-long heat wave that started June 30.

More seasonable temperatures are expected in western Massachusetts this weekend and people are looking forward to enjoying the outdoors.

“I have a garden so it will be a lot easier for weeding,” said Susan Kusnierz of Westfield.

Thursday night may end up being our warmest night of the heatwave with overnight lows in the mid-70s.

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