Summer's here: It could feel like 100 today

Summer arrives with a high heat and humidity today.

There’s a heat advisory in effect for Weston and the area Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m. as temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s for the first time this year. But the humidity is excepted to make it feel like it is 100 to 104 degrees at times Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

“Take extra precaution if you work or spend time outside,” the heat advisory stated. “When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the sign and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.”

The Weston Public Library, which is air conditioned, is open until 8 p.m. tonight, and it is offering a free showing of the movie Red Tails at 7.

Summer does not technically begin until 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. The previous high here was 88 on Tuesday, May 29. The temperature hasn’t topped 90 since it was 98 on July 22, 2011, according to AccuWeather.

The state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection issued an air quality alert for Wednesday, in effect from 11 a.m to 11 p.m.

This means that ozone in the area might approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

Polen levels are also expected to be high Wednesday.

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