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Hot weekend predicted

Southern New England is in for a hot weekend and some locations could see temperatures of 100 or just above.

The National Weather Service at Taunton is warning that both Saturday and Sunday will see temperatures above 90 across the region.

The areas believed to be most susceptible to 100 temperatures or above are along the Connecticut River valley and in northern Rhode Island.

The NWS says to qualify as a '' heat wave'' there has to be three consecutive days of 90-plus temperatures and that is possible to occur in some of the inland communities.

Adding to the discomfort of the heat will be the high dewpoints expected to be about 70 degrees, particularly on Saturday afternoon.

As for night-time temperatures they are generally expected to be in the lower 70s.

Skies are expected to be mostly sunny during the day on Saturday but there is a chance of showers in some areas on Sunday.

Incidentally on June 26, 1952, the temperature did hit 100 in Boston.

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