Walsh declares heat emergency, calls for opening of Boston cooling centers

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared a citywide heat emergency due to what’s expected to be a brutally hot weekend across the Bay State.

Temperatures in the city could near 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday with “feels like” temperatures topping out at 112 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Almost all of Massachusetts, including Suffolk County, is under an excessive heat warning.

Cooling centers will open at Boston Centers for Youth & Families locations in all of the city’s neighborhoods.

Residents will be permitted to swim at the city pools free of charge during normal operating hours.

For a full list of cooling centers, click here.

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