The first day of summer is a hot one and people across the state are trying to beat the heat.
Connecticut residents are spending a second day trying to stay cool in this oppressive heat by hitting the beaches and pools or just staying inside, enjoying air conditioning.
The temperature reached 96 at Bradley Airport, tying the record and tomorrow will be hot as well.
Heat will continue into the evening, which will affect high school graduation ceremonies.
Because of the weather, schools are taking precautions to keep grads and their families safe.
This includes providing places with air conditioning, providing water and encouraging people to bring their own water.
The warnings come the day after 26 people were treated for heat exhaustion and dehydration during graduations on Wednesday in Enfield, New Britain and Stamford.
Hot weather is also affecting train service.
Metro-North trains are operating at reduced speeds and customers should anticipate scattered delays.
Thursday started off uncomfortably for almost 1,500 Connecticut Light & Power customers who had no power at one point. Most of the outages were in Hartford, where there were 1,370 reports of outages.
As the Travelers golf championship began in this week Cromwell, doctors and nurses from St. Francis Hospital were ready to treat people for heat sickness. They saw more than 30 people in medical tents by 3 p.m. on Wednesday and more after that.
On Thursday, golf fans were posting on Facebook that they were trying to beat the heat by finding shade under trees.
This has been a busy week so far for air conditioning specialists, many of whom have been fixing cooling systems.
For those with no air conditioning, cities and towns have opened cooling centers or community pools.
As heat lingers, heat and air quality alerts have been issued. The state has extended the air quality alert for Friday for south-central Connecticut and southeastern coast.
The state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection offer the following tips during extreme high temperatures:
Warning Signs of Heat Stroke:
Warning Signs of Heat Exhaustion:
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