Currently in Boston — July 22nd, 2022

A 4th day of the heat wave tomorrow

The weather, currently.

Temperatures reach well into the 90s again today. Since this is our third day in a row of 90°F weather, our heatwave is official and will extend through the weekend. I don't expect any showers or thunderstorm activity and temperatures will perhaps reach as high as 100°F for Sunday. If we have a six day heat wave that would be the longest in six years. The most number of 90°F days in a row in Boston is nine, set back in 1912. For relief you'll have to head to the ocean especially over Cape Cod in the islands or wait until sometime Tuesday, when temperatures should stay under 90°F.

—Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

We have a new story up today from Managing Editor, Zaira Howell, on the limitations of FEMA and what shape potential alternatives might take.

“I think one thing that pretty much everybody agrees [on] — and there is overwhelming research for, as well as just the lived experience of communities who have been affected by disasters — is that FEMA has policies and programs that are inequitable,” Anna Weber, a policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council, told Howell. “Not just in terms of an inequitable distribution of funding and resources, but also the actual policies and programs, that are supposed to be assisting disaster survivors and preventing the impacts of the next disaster, [but] have actually exacerbated inequities within communities.”

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