Hot Weather Returns This Week, Heat Illnesses Possible
Here we go again. Mother Nature is turning up the heat and it looks like the hot and humid weather will be with us for most of the week.
That being said, according to the National Weather Service, with the combination of the high temperatures and the high levels of humidity, heat related illnesses are possible.
You know the deal, stay hydrated, drink plenty of fluids, especially if you work outside. Stay in air conditioning when you can, don't stay out in the sun for prolonged periods of time and don't forget to check on any elderly neighbors and friends.
With temperatures climbing into the low 90s at times this week, the heat index will make it feel more like it's anywhere from 95 to 100 degrees for most parts of the week. It will be a little cooler on the shoreline and the heat should break with showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday, and a cool front moving in by early Thursday.
According to the Northeast Regional Climate Center, so far during the month of July, the temperatures have been averaging about four degrees above normal. Hartford has had its third warmest July on record and readings at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford make it it's sixth warmest July ever.
Here's the forecast for the first half of your week: