Sopan Deb/Globe Correspondent
Sarah O'Hearn, a 25-year-old from Marshfield, was soaking up the sun today at Carson Beach in South Boston.
"I get spring fever," O'Hearn said. "The nice weather puts you in a good mood. I prefer it a little bit cooler. But if not, I can just jump in the water."
It was the perfect day for a trip to the beach, with temperatures climbing to 85 in Boston -- flirting with the record of 92 set in 2007.
North-central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire saw temperatures rise into the low 90s. Nashua, N.H., reached 92 degrees, said Jeremiah Pyle, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton.
Wednesday will also be hot, but then cooling will set in that night. By Thursday, the high temperatures will be 70 degrees in Boston, about normal for this time of year.
In the meantime, sun worshippers were hitting the beach. Diane Stoja, a 50-year-old Albanian immigrant who resides in Worcester, comes to Carson Beach two or three times a summer.
"I've been laid off from a fresh foods market," Stoja said. Stoja said that even though she's unemployed, she didn't want to stop coming to the beach to lay out in what she called "the perfect temperature."
Alina Serwatko, a 39-year-old South Boston resident from Poland, said, "I come to the beach every day. Sometimes even in the winter. [In the summer], it's too hot for kids so we can't stay for long. Sometimes we'll come twice a day. It's fun with all the people."
Perhaps Krista O'Toole, a 24-year-old South Boston resident, summarized it best: "It's just beautiful out. I'm just enjoying it." She said the winter gives her infant son respiratory problems, another reason she's a big fan of summer.
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