New England breaks temperature records set in 1936

Boston-07/26/2016-The heat wave continued in the Boston area, as  children cooled off  in the Frog Pond in Boston Common. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)
Children cooled off in the Boston Common Frog Pond during a heat wave in 2016. –John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

It’s another scorcher in New England.

Temperatures soared into the mid-90s across the region in New England on Thursday, with record-breaking temps recorded in Boston, Providence, and Hartford as of 1 p.m. The previous records for all three cities were set in 1936.

Worcester has yet to surpass its record temperature of 90 degrees, but with a few hot hours left in the day, there’s still a possibility that it could, according to National Weather Service Boston meteorologist Alan Dunham. It’s less likely that temperatures in all four cities will break monthly records, Dunham said.

Temps are expected to drop on Friday to the low-80s, and weekend temperatures will fall even lower, with highs in the mid-60s for both Saturday and Sunday.

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