• extreme heat September 11, 2023 4:41 pm

    This record-hot summer might actually be the coolest for the rest of your life

    Summer 2023 broke heat records across the globe but climate experts say it could be the coolest summer we experience for the rest of our lives.

  • forecast September 8, 2023 1:00 am

    Thunderstorms move through New England on hot day

    Hot and humid weather remains through Friday, with peak heating this afternoon, reaching heat indices near 100 degrees along the MetroWest areas. Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect in parts of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine Thursday, but all had expired by early Friday morning. See active weather warnings here. There may be a few late afternoon/evening showers or…

  • hot temperatures September 5, 2023 7:43 pm

    Summer heat is here — in September

    A hot stretch is unfolding for New England, atypical for early September but certainly not unheard of. In fact, early September heat like this has not only been done before, but exceeded – Boston, for instance, is likely to fall shy of records each day this week, even as temperatures near or exceed 90 degrees.  Nonetheless, the humidity of dew…

  • Parenting August 9, 2023 3:25 pm

    3 easy ways to prevent hot car deaths

    Dozens of children die every year after being left in a hot car – but there are easy ways to make sure your family is protected. Here’s how to protect your child from vehicular heatstroke.

  • Boston July 28, 2023 12:01 am

    How researchers hope to combat urban heat island effect in Boston

    When extreme heat sets in, it can feel even hotter in the city. This is known as the urban heat island effect. “There are areas of Chelsea on the same day and time. It’s six or seven degrees hotter when you’re surrounded by pavement than if you’re in an area that has more greenspace and trees,” said Dr. Madeleine...

  • Boston July 28, 2023 12:05 am

    Amid extreme heat, 10 pools in Boston are closed

    As many in Massachusetts look for ways to beat the heat, more than half of Boston’s pools are closed for renovations and repairs. Community activists are calling on the city to invest in fixing the pools so they can provide relief during heat waves. “The heart of the community center is the pool, and when the pool is down,...

  • hot weather July 27, 2023 12:30 pm

    Heat emergency on Thursday and Friday in Boston as simmering temperatures take hold

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has declared a heat emergency for Thursday and Friday, as temperatures and humidity rise — creating “feels like” temperatures that could reach near 100 degrees. To give people in the city a chance to keep cool, Boston will have 15 cooling centers open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will also have 64 splash pads…

  • heat July 26, 2023 4:31 pm

    First Alert Forecast: Sizing up the chances of a heat wave

    Wednesday evening: Mostly clear, hot. Temps in the 80s. Overnight Wednesday night: Variable clouds, increasing humidity. Lows around 70. Thursday: Hazy, hot, humid – chance PM & evening storm. Highs in the 90s, heat index 95-100. Friday: Continued hot with hazy sun. Highs in the 90s, heat index near 100.

  • Weather July 27, 2023 1:55 pm

    Here's where to find cooling centers around Greater Boston this week

    With a heat wave in the forecast, many communities are already announcing details on cooling stations for those in need. Statewide, the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation plans to open beaches, pools, waterfronts and spray decks for longer hours starting Wednesday: DCR pools will close at 7:45 p.m., beaches and waterfronts will be guarded until 6:45 p.m., wading pools…

  • forecast July 27, 2023 12:46 am

    FIRST ALERT: Heat, humidity to blast New England, most intensely on Thu.-Fri.

    New England is on the cusp of our foray into the deep heat that’s been making headlines across the country over the past few weeks, though we’ll see only a brief spell of intense heat. In fact, Tuesday afternoon’s thunderstorms represented a wind shift that has trickled less humid air into New England, so the air Wednesday really isn’t all...

  • First Alert Weather July 25, 2023 5:13 pm

    Heat emergency declared in Boston Thursday and Friday

    The city of Boston is declaring a heat emergency for Thursday and Friday, where temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s and heat indexes are expected in the mid-90s up to 100 degrees. Cooling centers will open to all residents at locations across the city. There will be 15 Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) community centers open…

  • Boston July 7, 2023 11:08 pm

    Typical July air means a summer feeling this weekend in New England

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in parts of Vermont and Maine Friday, while rain was heavy enough to prompt flash flood warnings in Vermont as well. Those warnings have since expired. See all severe weather alerts in your area here. Although most communities in New England may be just a couple of degrees less hot on Friday than they were…

  • Weather July 6, 2023 11:31 am

    Earth sets — and re-sets — bar for hottest day recorded on Earth

    Tuesday and Wednesday had the hottest average global temperature ever recorded.

  • celtics May 21, 2023 6:09 pm

    Bam Adebayo Won't Speak With Jayson Tatum During Heat-Celtics Series

    Heat big man Bam Adebayo and Celtics star Jayson Tatum are longtime friends, but Adebayo is putting that friendship on hold during the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals.

  • nba May 20, 2023 12:17 am

    Celtics' Grant Williams, Heat's Jimmy Butler Have Heated Game 2 Exchange

    Things got chippy between Grant Williams and Jimmy Butler in Game 2 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals.

  • extreme heat September 19, 2022 11:58 am

    Extreme Heat is Even More Dangerous in Cities

    With all the concrete and lack of green space in many areas, cities can be much hotter than the official temperature readings you might get at the airport — as much as 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit warmer. That can be dangerous and cities need to adapt, LX News climate storyteller Chase Cain explains.

  • forecast August 29, 2022 11:48 pm

    Summer Heat, Humidity Not Letting Go; Showers Possible Tuesday

    Pockets of clouds, mixing with sun over the course of Monday, represent increasing warmth and humidity through all levels of the atmosphere. The abundance of dry air ahead of this change, though, along with the gradual nature of the changing air, means no showers are in the forecast through Monday night. Nonetheless, the changing air will be evident as increasing…

  • heat August 8, 2022 11:47 pm

    Record Temps Recorded Across the Region

    Our heat wave continues in Boston with Monday being day five.  Tomorrow is our last day of 90+ and we may actually get close to 100.  Then a dramatic cool-down follows and we fall to highs in the mid 70s with an onshore wind.  In the meantime, this hot streak has given us a few records. One noteworthy record...

  • Weather August 5, 2022 12:00 am

    Forecast: Hazy, Hot, Humid Friday

    Overnight Thursday Night: Slight chance of an early storm far north/west, otherwise humid. Lows around 70.
    Friday: Sweltering humidity, continued hot, scattered PM thunder. Highs in the 90s, heat index around 100°.

  • First Alert Weather August 2, 2022 11:39 pm

    Weather Recap: This July Was Drier and Warmer Than Usual

    The month of July ended up drier and warmer than usual this year.  All of southern New England experienced a warmer and drier month, with a couple top five spots.  Boston ended up fourth driest (0.62″), tied for third warmest (77.5 degrees) July on record.  Providence ended up third driest (0.46″), fourth warmest (77.2 degrees). Hartford tied for the seventh…

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