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Boston Hit With Record-High Heat As Mass. Temps Rise

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Children play in the water at Revere Beach, Thursday (Josh Berlinger for WBUR)
Children play in the water at Revere Beach, Thursday (Josh Berlinger for WBUR)

With Day 2 of a mini heat wave scorching the Northeast, temperatures at Logan Airport in Boston have hit a record high of 96 degrees, surpassing the 63-year-old record of 95.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures at the East Boston airport reached record levels just after 3 p.m. Thursday. The previous high record temperature of 95 degrees was set in 1949.

Temperatures also reached the mid-90s in other areas, including 96 in Westfield and 95 in Springfield.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecaster Dave Unger said the east coast will soon get a relief from the extreme heat as a low pressure system and possible coastal storms are expected to lower temperatures heading into the weekend.

This program aired on June 21, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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