Northeast Broiling as Summer Begins
Heat expected to hit triple digits in some areas
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2012 9:17 AM CDT
Four-year-old Solaris Arias, of Providence, RI, right, jumps through water spraying from an open fire hydrant in Providence, Wednesday, June 20, 2012.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

(Newser) – Summer started off with a bang in the Northeast yesterday, with temperatures often higher than 90 degrees up and down the East Coast. In some states, the heat index hit as high as 105 degrees, and New York City and parts of New Jersey expect that number to get higher, CNN reports. The New York Times notes that it was the city's hottest day of the year—the temperature hasn't cracked the 90-degree mark since August—but today could be worse, with temps expected to reach 98 degrees. Relief is expected over the weekend, the New York Daily News adds, but expect triple digits in some areas before then.

In Kentucky, high temperatures contributed to a tragedy this week: Lincoln Lindsay, eight months old, died after his father forgot to drop him off at day care and instead left him in his car seat while he went to work Monday. The temperature was around 90 degrees that day, meaning inside the car it was over 100 degrees; Lindsay was likely in the car for several hours. Authorities ruled the death an accident.

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