Connecticut has its first heat wave of the summer as the temperature reached 91 degrees at Bradley International Airport on Monday.
A heat wave requires the temperature to reach at least 90 degrees on three consecutive days. Connecticut saw temps in the 90s both Saturday and Sunday, making Monday the third day in a row.
Moderate levels of humidity continue into the new week with only an isolated shower or thunderstorm in a couple of towns.
Some families headed to the beach on Monday to get out of the heat.
“I’m making a sand-snowman. They’re meant for snow, but I think they can work for sand too,” 9-year-old Austin Bishop, of Southington, said.
The beaches are limiting the number of cars that can park at the parks and beaches due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Austin and his mom, Amy Bishop, headed to Rocky Neck early Monday morning to have a chance of being able to get on the beach.
“We always try to get here like an hour early. It’s insane. Yesterday it was at capacity at the like 8:45 in the morning,” Amy Bishop said.
A cold front will move through the state on Wednesday with a rising chance of showers and storms. While less humid air will return for Thursday and Friday, it will remain very warm with middle to upper 80s for high temperatures.