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First Alert: Official Heat Wave, Heat Index Over 100

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The intense heat and humidity will continue into the workweek where the heat index will be over 100 degrees on Monday.

Temperatures have already reached the 90 degrees in the Hartford Area. This means we have another official heat wave (3 consecutive days with temperatures at or above 90 degrees).

Temperatures will continue to rise into the middle to upper 90s. We are forecasting a high temperature of 98 degrees in the Hartford area. Highs along the shoreline are expected in the low to middle 90s.

Camp counselors are watching children closely on this hot day, which has become an official heat wave,

The heat index, also known as the "feels like" temperature will approach 103 degrees this afternoon.

In addition to the heat, there will also be a threat for an isolated shower or thunderstorm.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible during the late morning and early afternoon hours.

Tomorrow will feature temperatures in the 90s, but it will be less humid and less oppressive.

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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.
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