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The hot, sticky weather continues on Wednesday — with little relief in sight.

In Boston, temperatures are expected to inch toward 90, but just inland, the mercury could hit the mid-90s for the second day in a row.

The heat has caused some scattered power outages Wednesday morning as more than 2,700 homes are without electricity across the state. NStar spokesman Mike Reed says the company is still trying to determine the cause of the outages, which could be from utility pole fires Tuesday night and increased demand on the system.

And it could get worse, as Reed says successive days of heat can increase stress on the electric system.

"There can be instances of equipment not having the opportunity to cool down, particularly if the overnight period remains hot," Reed said.

For more on the weather forecast and the continued heat, WBUR turned to Mike Ekster, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton.

This program aired on July 7, 2010.

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