NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Anyone who felt miserable in the heat wave earlier in the month won't be a fan of the weather this week. But you'll definitely need a fan, or air conditioning.
"We're going to add some serious heat this week," Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Gil Simmons said. "This is going to be rough."
It's not so much the actual temperature as it is the combination of heat and humidity. The 'Heat Index' was already in the 80s at 5:00 a.m., and was expected to get around 100 later in the day.
Heat Advisories have been issued for all of Connecticut by the National Weather Service. To reduce your chance of developing a heat related illness follow these guidelines:
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Stay in an air-conditioned room.
- Stay out of the sun.
- Check up on relatives and neighbors.
- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
- When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
- Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
Some cities and towns were expected to open cooling centers during the day for residents who don't have air conditioning in their homes and want to get out.
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