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Hot temperatures continue in CT this week. Here's what to know

Visitors to the splash pad at Veterans Memorial Park try to keep cool in the summer's heat on Tuesday, July 9th, 2024. (Tyler Russell/Connecticut Public)
Tyler Russell
Connecticut Public
Visitors to the splash pad at Veterans Memorial Park try to keep cool in the summer's heat on Tuesday, July 9th, 2024.

A heat advisory is in effect until Wednesday evening as the state experiences higher than normal temperatures.

Gov. Ned Lamont activated the state’s extreme hot weather protocol Monday, with forecasts calling for the heat index "feels like" temperature to be in the upper 90s to 100 degrees.

Thursday and Friday are expected to be hazy, hot and humid with a high around 90 degrees.

This has been Connecticut’s second heat wave, the first being last month, when temperatures reached the mid-90s, and some areas felt hotter than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

The governor’s advisory prompts state agencies and municipalities to act as cooling centers for vulnerable populations who may suffer from heat-related illnesses. The most recent information on cooling centers can be found on Connecticut United Way’s website, or by calling 2-1-1.

Connecticut Public's Michayla Savitt contributed to this report.

Shanice Rhule is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut where she has written for her school’s newspaper and radio station. She has previously worked with Connecticut Public as a Social Media Intern and is currently their Dow Jones Digital Media Intern for the summer of 2024.

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