After a hot weekend, the heat is sticking around and humidity is rising. Temperatures are back in to the low 90s this afternoon, but with dew points in the low 70s, it will feel like the mid- to upper-90s.
A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Temperatures look to hit the 90s through Wednesday, making our current heat wave a total of five days.
Relief from the heat will come on Thursday behind a cold front that will produce scattered thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon.
A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for expected heat index values up to 98 for portions of northern Connecticut, central, eastern, northeastern, southeastern and western Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island.
Hot temperatures and high humidity might cause heat
illnesses to occur.
How to Prepare
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun,and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.