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Heat alert for much of Greater Boston



On Monday, a heat report will come into effect in large parts of Greater Boston. The temperatures are expected to rise to the early 80s and the heat index to the upper 90s.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat report from 11 am to 8 pm for parts of the counties of Norfolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Plymouth.

"Drink a lot of liquid, stay in an air-conditioned room, avoid the sunshine and look for relatives and neighbors," Weather Department forecaster said early Monday. Areas in Western Mass., Notably Hampden County, and much of Connecticut are also undergoing a heat-gathering session in the middle of the day, with similar heat index levels predicted by forecasters to be around 96 degrees.

"Heat index" is a measure of how hot it feels outside when air temperature and relative humidity are combined. Monday is expected to be a rather wet day, with a dew point that goes back to the 1

970s. According to the weather service, there may be a brief relief in the evening in the Boston area, with light rain and thunderstorms starting at 6 pm.


Peter Bailey-Wells can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @pbaileywells .


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