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Temperature hits 98 degrees at Logan Airport, breaking Boston record set in 1928

Temperatures are expected to feel hotter than 100 degrees in certain parts of Massachusetts on Thursday.National Weather Service

As another wave of stifling heat enveloped the Boston area, the temperature at Logan Airport reached 98 degrees on Thursday, breaking a record set in 1928.

Boston’s previous high for Aug. 4 was 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

In Boston, where temperatures are expected to surge into the upper 90s, officials declared a heat emergency that will remain in effect until Sunday. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory that will remain in effect until 8 p.m. on Friday, with the heat index — what the temperature feels like — projected to reach 101 degrees in much of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and portions of northern Connecticut.


The heat advisories may be extended through the weekend, forecasters said.

Forecasters said Thursday night will be humid in the Boston area with lows in the mid-70s. Friday will be partly sunny and hot, with highs in the mid-90s and temperatures falling into the upper-80s in the afternoon.

There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the Boston area on Friday and Saturday, and the weekend will be hot. Sunday will be sunny with highs in the mid-90s and heat index values reaching up to 100 degrees, forecasters said.

On Thursday, people flocked to Carson Beach in South Boston and Revere Beach. State Police spokesman David Procopio said there heavy volumes at both beaches but “no public safety issues thus far.”

In Boston, 16 cooling centers will be open to residents at Centers for Youth & Families community centers through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The list of centers can be found at boston.gov/heat.

“We’re working quickly to make sure all of our Boston residents and families are protected during this week’s extremely hot weather,” Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said in a statement. “I urge everyone to stay cool and safe, and check on your neighbors during the week. I’m thankful for the many city employees who are preparing for this emergency and will be responding to calls for service throughout our neighborhoods.”


Emily Sweeney can be reached at emily.sweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney and on Instagram @emilysweeney22.