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August was a scorcher — but the high temps aren’t over yet

Josiah Saint Cyr plunges into a pool while playing with friends at the Boston Housing Authority's Charlestown Development on Tuesday.
Josiah Saint Cyr plunges into a pool while playing with friends at the Boston Housing Authority's Charlestown Development on Tuesday.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

We lived it, we sweated through it, and now we’ve made it out of August and into September.

And we even broke a 65-year-old record along the way.

Wednesday’s 98-degree temperature capped a stretch of sweltering summer days. Adding to the misery? There were 19 days in August with dew points at or above 70 degrees. All this added up to the warmest August on record.

Although we’ll have a brief reprieve this weekend, keep your air conditioner units in the windows — the forecast is calling for another sweaty stretch for the first week of the month.

Don’t worry, fall is only three weeks away. But be careful what you wish for: The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a “teeth-chattering” winter filled with plenty of snow, which might leave us longing for our flip-flops and tank-tops.

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