NBC Connecticut First Alert meteorologists are expecting record-breaking heat over the next couple of days.
A heat advisory is in effect for all of Connecticut through 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Our latest heat wave began on Saturday when high temperatures reached 93 degrees at Windsor Locks. We expect near 100-degree temperatures for Monday.
High temperatures around 100 degrees are expected inland near Hartford County on Monday.
A sea breeze will bring a little relief at the shore, but it will still be hot at the beaches.
Our rainfall deficit continues for much of the state. Since June 1 at Windsor Locks, there have only been 2.22 inches of rain. That is more than 5 inches below average.
Thunderstorm chances do not return to the forecast until Tuesday. Our meteorologists say there is a threat for showers and a decent chance for severe weather Tuesday afternoon.
Hot Weather Tips
With today's hot weather, here are some tips to help stay safe, cool and hydrated from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Wear appropriate clothing including lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting attire.
- Stay cool indoors including in a place with air-conditioning as much as possible.
- Schedule outdoor activities carefully and try and plan them when the day is the coolest or in areas with shade.
- Wear sunscreen and continue to reapply it while you are outside.
- Do not leave children in cars as cars can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures even with a window cracked open.
- Avoid hot and heavy meals.
- Drink plenty of fluids and don't wait until you are thirsty to drink.
- Keep pets hydrated by providing fresh water and leaving the water in a shaded area.
- Know the signs of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them.