Forecasters are urging Massachusetts residents to stay safe with extreme heat expected to blanket most of the state on Monday.
“Make sure you beat the heat today,” the National Weather Service said. “Follow heat safety rules, check on your neighbors and don’t forget your pets.”
A heat advisory is in effect for almost the entire state from 11 a.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and meteorologists are predicting that while temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90s, dewpoints in the 70s will make it feel between 95 and 102 degrees in some places.
“The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible,” forecasters said. “Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
The service said temperatures will dip slightly after the heat advisory is lifted, and scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Tuesday through Thursday.