The temperature tied the record heat for this date in Connecticut on Friday.
The thermometer reached 9t degrees Fahrenheit at Bradley, which matched the record high temperature for May 31, set in 1987.
The heat is expected to last through the weekend. Connecticut would officially be in a heat wave if the temps reach 90 on Saturday. A heat wave is defined by three or more consecutive days with temperatures in the 90s.
As Connecticut deals with day two of intense heat, Bloomfield has opened a cooling center.
Cooling centers opened at:
- The Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Resources Center, at 330 Park Avenue, until 9 p.m. on Friday. The phone number is 860-243-8361.
- The Prosser Library, at 1 Tunxis Avenue, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The phone number is 860-243-9721.
- The McMahon Wintonbury Library, at 1015 Blue Hills Avenue, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The phone number is 860-242-0041.
The town will provide water, but residents are asked to bring their own food.
Bring medications, emergency contact phone numbers and any other items you will need during the day. Service dogs are welcome, but call for information regarding other pets.
How are you beating the heat? Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.