Get Ready for Extreme High Temps Over Next Several Days

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from noon Monday, June 28 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 29. Heat index values are expected to hit between 95 and 104 for Wilton, as well as portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut
and southeast New York.

The highest index values will occur during the afternoon and early evening hours, and the NWS cautions that the advisories may be extended into Wednesday.

State and local officials are advising Connecticut residents, particularly those who are most vulnerable, to take precautions ahead of the extreme temperatures. Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.

Residents are recommended to use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors.

Cooling centers are opening across Connecticut. Anyone in need of a place to get out of the heat can locate the nearest cooling center by calling 2-1-1.