I can confirm that it is indeed extremely hot outside

Just ventured out of WPRI 12 world headquarters for the first time today, and yeah – wow. Even the National Weather Service calls this “oppressive humidity.”

It was 100 degrees at T.F. Green Airport at 2 p.m., according to the weather service. That ties the all-time record set in 1926. My colleague meteorologist Pete Mangione thinks we’ll probably break the record before the day is done.

The last time the temperature hit triple-digits here was July 6 last year, when the thermometer hit 102. The warmest day ever in Providence was Aug. 2, 1975, when it hit 104 degrees.

You can get our latest WPRI.com weather forecast here.

Update: Time to rewrite those record books. The temperature at T.F. Green hit 101 degrees at 3 p.m., setting a new all-time high for July 22.

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