Hot weekend: Worcester ties record-high Saturday

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David Bratko 64, works out at Regatta Point by doing planks, unfazed by Monday's heat. He does a variety of exercises for about five hours per day.
David Bratko 64, works out at Regatta Point by doing planks, unfazed by Monday's heat. He does a variety of exercises for about five hours per day.

Worcester tied its hot-weather record Saturday, with the temperature reaching 93 on any Aug. 6 for the first time since 1906, according to the National Weather Service.

Boston (97, 2001) and Hartford (95, 1918, 1931 and 2001) also tied the high mark.

On Sunday, Worcester again saw a high of 93. That number is just below the record for any Aug. 7. In 1924, the temperature in the city climbed to 94.

Heavy rainfall later in the day Sunday offered welcomed relief for people and plants.

The heat continues Monday, with temperatures again in the 90s. Worcester officials are reminding residents that the air contitioned city libraries and Senior Center are open to the public.

DOUGLAS - Andrew Zollo of Burrillville, Rhode Island, and his son, Andrew, 7, cooled off at Breezy Picnic Grounds & Waterslides on Friday.
DOUGLAS - Andrew Zollo of Burrillville, Rhode Island, and his son, Andrew, 7, cooled off at Breezy Picnic Grounds & Waterslides on Friday.
A paddleboarder on Lake Quinsigamond on Monday.
A paddleboarder on Lake Quinsigamond on Monday.

This article originally appeared on Telegram & Gazette: Hot weekend: Worcester ties record-high on Saturday, according to National Weather Service