Region braces for heat blast, schools considering closing

BOSTON (AP) — Summer hasn’t officially arrived on the calendar but New Englanders are bracing for some very summer-like heat.
Forecasters say temperatures in Boston on Monday could approach or even top the record of 94 degrees set back in 1929 for that date. Humidity will be very high as well, making it feel much like triple-digit heat in much of the region.
A number of school districts are taking precautions.
WSFB-TV reports that students in Enfield, Connecticut, will be dismissed after a half-day Monday, and other districts are considering steps as well.
School officials in Lowell, Massachusetts, say they’re considering canceling classes altogether Monday because heat can easily get trapped in the city’s aging, brick school buildings, posing a danger for students and staff. A decision is expected Sunday.