Heat advisory extended through weekend in Western Massachusetts
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Very high temperatures kept this week warm and the weather continued Friday as temperatures hit 90 degrees. On a hot day like Friday, many families came to Look Park in Northampton to take advantage of the beautiful weather.
Park families don’t let the heat ruin their day, so they’re at the paddling pools, playing mini-golf, strolling through the park, or taking a ride on the train. These are just some of the ways they planned to enjoy their time outdoors.
Western Massachusetts will be under a heat advisory which just dragged on through the weekend, with temperatures appearing to top 100 degrees. Experts say the best rule of thumb on a hot day is to stay indoors if you can. Stay in the air conditioning as much as possible, and if you plan to go out, dress in loose, light-colored clothing and drink as much water as possible.
22News spoke to a family who have been at the park all day today to keep cool.
Joan Rasool from Northampton said: “Well the park is well maintained. People are friendly. Children are fun. It’s just a good time.
Isra Abdul Kanerr from Northampton said: “I went to the water park. I went to the playground. I boarded the train. I really like coming to this park and playing in the paddling pool.
Lots of people made a splash at the splash pad. Unfortunately, with the lingering heat in western Massachusetts, the drought also persists.