Temperatures will feel like nearly 100 in CT later this week, weather service says

Crowds beat the heat with a dip in the Sound at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, Conn. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Temperatures are expected to feel like 95 to 100 degrees Thursday and Friday this week, the National Weather Service said. Heat advisories have been issued for both days throughout the tri-state metro region.

Crowds beat the heat with a dip in the Sound at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, Conn. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Temperatures are expected to feel like 95 to 100 degrees Thursday and Friday this week, the National Weather Service said. Heat advisories have been issued for both days throughout the tri-state metro region.

Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media

With temperatures expected to feel close to 95 or 100 degrees this week, Connecticut officials are warning people to take precautions if they plan to stay or work outside.

The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for Thursday and Friday throughout Connecticut and the New York metro region, while Gov. Ned Lamont has activated the state’s extreme hot weather protocol through Friday. The move allows state and local officials to coordinate opening cooling centers for people vulnerable to the heat.

Ahead of the advisories, Wednesday should see sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 80s, according to the weather service. Temperatures should drop into the 60s overnight, with clear skies and then patchy fog in some areas Thursday morning.

Thursday will see more sunshine and highs in the 90s. Temps should drop into the low 70s overnight before soaring again on Friday.

“Some locations near the NYC metro may hit 100,” the weather service said. “Heat index values will be 95 to 104 for both days during the afternoon.”

Friday will be partly sunny and hot with showers and thunderstorms possibly developing in the afternoon and evening.

The weather service is advising people stay out of the sun or in an air-conditioned room, and to check on neighbors and family.

“Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside,” the agency said. “When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.”

Cooler weather is expected this weekend when temperatures will reach the upper 80s on Saturday and Sunday, the weather service said.