Heat advisory issued through the weekend in CT: ‘There remains an increased risk of heat-related illness’

The prolonged hot temperatures blanketing Connecticut will continue into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Heat and humidity will combine to produce temperatures that feel like they are in the low 90s on Saturday, the weather service said. The actual air temperature is expected to be in the mid- to upper-80s.

Hotter conditions are expected Sunday when temperatures could feel like 95 to 100 degrees, the weather service said.

“There remains an increased risk of heat-related illness for vulnerable populations throughout the weekend,” the weather service’s New York office said in a bulletin Friday evening.

On Saturday, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties, noting the ongoing high temperatures and humidity.

Forecasters said heat illness could be possible in the “the afternoon and early evening hours today, Sunday, and Monday.”

Among other safety suggestions, officials said advised people to seek air conditioning, check on vulnerable people and frequently rest while working outside.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded spot, officials said.

The forecast for the weekend comes on top of several days of hot and humid weather in Connecticut.

Earlier in the week, Gov. Ned Lamont announced he would activate the state’s extreme hot weather protocol, which allows state and local municipal officials to coordinate the opening of cooling centers for vulnerable populations.

The forecast for early next week offers little respite, with temperatures feeling like 100 degrees or more forecast for parts of Connecticut on Monday as well, the weather service said.