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NWS: It will feel like 100 degrees for next 2 days

August 28, 2018

Hot and humid conditions will continue through Wednesday as Bermuda high pressure remains in control of the weather across the region.

Daytime temperatures will reach the lower and middle 90s with heat indexs will make it feel like 95 to 104 degrees.

Not much relief is in store at tonight as temperatures struggle to fall below 80 degrees in urban areas like New York City.

Elsewhere, temperatures will only fall into the middle and upper 70s.

A cold front approaches Wednesday night and gradually moves through the region on Thursday. There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms on Thursday with temperatures in the 80s.

On Monday just before 6 p.m., Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford hit 88degrees. Other high temperatures Monday were 88 at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks; 87 in Hartford and Meriden; 86 at White Plains airport, near Greenwich; 85 in Danbury, 84 in Oxford; and 84 at Tweed-New Haven airport.

Most of Connecticut has a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degreesfor two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

There is an Excessive Heat Warnings in effect for the greater Hartford-Springfield area, as well as for eastern and northeastern Massachusetts, including greater Boston.

Last August we had no 90-degree days in southwest Connecticut.

This August, Sikorsky Memorial Airport had four days of 90 degree or above days. Danbury and New Haven had have only one 90-degree day.

From June through Monday, Bridgeport has had nine 90-degree days; Danbury, six; and New Haven three.

August’s normal average temperature of 81 degrees is around three degrees above normal.

For Tuesday and likely Wednesday, New England state air quality forecasters are predicting air quality that is unhealthy for sensitive groups, due to ground-level ozone. The areas that are predicted to exceed the federal air quality standard for ozone are coastal New Haven and Fairfield counties in Connecticut, southeastern Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island.

With hot, summery weather, EPA and the medical community suggest that people limit their strenuous outdoor activity when poor air quality is expected. On these days, people can also help reduce emissions by choosing to carpool, use public transportation, and limit the use of electricity during peak electrical use hours.

The forecast

Today: Sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 99. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 99. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

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