Summer slides in with a steamy scorcher 
The first official day of summer arrived Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to 96 degrees in Boston. The National Weather Service is predicting 99 degrees today.
(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

Summer slides in with a steamy scorcher

The first official day of summer arrived Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to 96 degrees in Boston. The National Weather Service is predicting 99 degrees today.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

Start of summer brings temps in the 90s 
Massachusetts residents flocked to beaches as extremely high humidity threatened to keep pushing temperatures higher.
(JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)

Start of summer brings temps in the 90s

Massachusetts residents flocked to beaches as extremely high humidity threatened to keep pushing temperatures higher.

(JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)