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At 94, Boston falls short of heat record

Heat waves shimmered over Boston’s red bricks on Friday as the mercury rose to a sizzling 94, just two degrees shy of the city’s record high.

But the humidity made it feel even hotter than the record of 96 degrees, set back in 1944, said Alan Dunham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton.

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