Gallery: First day of summer and it sure is hot in Riverhead

An air quality alert has been issued for the East End, but that hasn’t stopped Riverhead residents from going about their day out on the town.

The high for today is 88 degrees and temperatures are expected to reach the 90s in Riverhead tomorrow. Things will cool off a bit this weekend though, with a high of 80 degrees forecast for Saturday.

We asked News-Review staffer Gianna Volpe, who confirmed it’s “hot as hell,” to shoot portraits capturing the essence of downtown Riverhead on this humid day. Here’s what she came back with:

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