Published in the September 8, 2015 edition.

WAKEFIELD — Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s again today, the middle of a three-day span that will officially become a heat wave Wednesday.

According to Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department General Manager Pete Dion, it is doubtful this latest stretch of high temperatures will break a power usage record.

“We could get up near it but I don’t think we’ll set a record,” Dion explained. “The nights around this time tend to cool off a little bit and because of that we don’t start the mornings off as hot as we can earlier in the summer.

The town equaled a power usage record during the Aug. 15-17 heat wave. The record is 51 megawatts of electricity.