A heat advisory is in effect for the entire state for hot temperatures and high humidity as we start a new work week.
Temperatures reached the mid-90s on Monday. Bradley Airport saw a temperature of 95 degrees. The record for the day at Bradley is 97 degrees.
With high humidity, the "feels-like" temperature felt like the low 100s away from the water.
Tomorrow and Wednesday will also be hot with highs near 95 degrees both days away from the shoreline.
There is a chance for scattered storms each day starting Tuesday through Thursday.
By Friday, it cools down with highs in the low 70s. Showers are possible.
- Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible. If you must be outdoors, try to limit your outdoor activity to the morning and evening. Try to rest often in shady areas so that your body has a chance to cool off.
- Find an air-conditioned shelter. (Call 2-1-1 for a list of cooling centers). Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
- Avoid direct sunlight.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
- Take cool showers or baths.
- Check on those most at-risk several times a day.
- Pets that cannot be brought indoors should be provided ready access to water and shade to keep them cool.