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Longest Heat Wave in 10 Years Expected

(Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016)

Tomorrow will be the eighth day of the current heat wave, which will make this heat wave the longest since 2006.

Several cities and towns have opened cooling centers to help people cope. Find the list here.

To stay cool outside, drink lots of water and do outdoor activities early or late. Be extra cautious to not leave children or pets in a hot car and check on the elderly and ill.

It will be comfortable tonight with temperatures in the middle 60s and no humidity.

Thursday continues the dry stretch of weather when temperatures will once again soar into the lower and middle 90s.

Periods of rain will make for a wet and cooler Friday, as highs will stumble to 80 degrees.

It turns cooler this weekend, and Saturday is the pick of the weekend with lots of sunshine.

A few showers are possible by Sunday and Monday. Temperatures will be in the lower and middle 80s this weekend.