Four-year-old Solaris Arias jumps through water spraying from an open fire hydrant in Providence, R.I. Much of the state remained under a heat advisory Tuesday afternoon because of a steamy air mass that moved into the region resulting in temperatures in the 90s.
Kids jump, play and swim in an inflatable pool in Philadelphia, Pa. Temperatures climbed toward the high 90s along the Eastern Seaboard as an unusually early hot spell heralded the official start of summer.
One-year-old Dillon Davis of Washington, D.C., tries to catch some water from a fountain at Georgetown Waterfront Park, in Washington. Temperatures across the Northeast are expected to approach triple digits.
Card players attempt to keep cool with hats and umbrellas at Columbus Park in New York. The National Weather Service has forecast potentially record-breaking temperatures just as summer officially begins.