1. 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)

     
  2. 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)