Currently in Boston — August 5th, 2022

Extreme heat continues into the weekend

After a very warm night temperatures will once again rise to the mid-90s this afternoon with a few spots in the upper 90s. When you factor in the humidity it will feel between 98°F and 104°F this afternoon. If you need to be outside for any extended amount of time be sure you are hydrating and obviously cats should not be exposed to this heat except in minimal doses. The hot weather continues through the weekend with a chance for a few afternoon showers or thunderstorms but nothing widespread. There's potential for 95°F to 100°F weather again Sunday and it doesn't look like the heat wave will break until sometime in the middle of next week.

What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today by Aarohi Sheth on the aftermath of Kentucky's devastating flash floods:

"Intense flash floods across Kentucky have killed at least 37 people, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday afternoon. Now, residents are left contending with intense heat, as they begin the process of recovery," Sheth writes.

"As of Thursday, over 3000 people were still without power across the state, significantly down from over 22 thousand last week. For those who are displaced or still without power, highs in the upper 80 degrees F and low 90 degrees F, is creating miserable conditions. And, this suffocating heat will only further hamper rescue efforts; warm air holds more water, increasing the limit for extreme precipitation and exacerbating further flash flooding."

Click here to read the full story!

By the way, if you're looking for more independent climate reporting, check out Emily Atkin's HEATED. She's working on building out her amazing newsletter into a full-fledged newsroom, and doing even more of the essential fire-breathing climate storytelling we need.