Excessive Heat Returns to Belmont, Region
Second heat wave of the year prepares to descend on Belmont; how to handle the weather.
It's time to repeat the heat in Belmont
The National Weather Service is likely to issue a heat advisory for the town as the forecast calls for the second official heat wave – three consecutive days in the 90s – to occur this week.
With temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s for the next three days and dew points in the 60s, forecasters are calling for heat indices to hit the century mark, going as high as 108 degrees.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create the possibility of heat illnesses.
Long durations outside are discouraged during this period. People who are outside are encouraged to stay hydrated.
Places in town to escape the heat in Belmont are the Belmont Public Library which is open until 9 p.m., the Council on Aging's Beech Street Center open until 5 p.m. and there is alway the Studio Cinema.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
The Belmont Municipal Light Department has advised customers in the past to turn-off non-critical electric equipment to minimize possible extended power outages.
Belmont and most of the east coast won't get a break until Thursday, after a front comes through the area Wednesday night.