BOSTON (AP) — Temperatures at Boston’s Logan Airport hit a daily record Thursday as weather forecasters warn of severe drought conditions throughout most of coastal New England.

The National Weather Service says the temperature at the airport reached 97 degrees, a record for Boston on August 4. The city's previous daily record of 96 degrees was set in 1928.

Mayor Michelle Wu declared a heat emergency in the city from Thursday through Sunday. Officials opened 16 cooling shelters and encouraged residents to check on neighbors and elderly loved ones.

The National Weather Service also released an updated report showing severe drought conditions throughout Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts and along the coasts of New Hampshire and southern Maine.

Most of the rest of the Northeast is experiencing a moderate drought or unusually dry conditions, the agency said, prompted by lower than average rainfall so far this year.

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