(WTNH) -- Nice and hot; stifling hot; muggy, ugly hot --- no matter how you describe it Connecticut residents will see and feel some sizzling heat today.
A Heat Advisory was posted for Hartford, Tolland and Windham Counties by the National Weather Service.
"Sunshine, high humidity, heat index values at or above 100 degrees, maybe even more than that," Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Sam Kantrow said. That combination of heat and humidity can lead to heat-related illnesses if people don't take precautions.
The National Weather Service advised people to:
- Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated areas
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Stay in an air-conditioned environment
- Stay out of the sun and check in on relatives and neighbors
- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside
"The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments," the NWS said. "Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location."
The high temps aren't over yet. "The weekend is looking hot," Kantrow said, with temperatures again in the 90s.
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