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The First Dangerous Heat Wave of the Summer is Expected This Weekend
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the entire state for Saturday afternoon. This impending heat wave is forecast to be accompanied by a very moist air mass which may push the heat index to near 110 F on Saturday afternoon and between 100 - 105 F on Friday and Sunday afternoons. The attached graph shows the forecast high temperatures and heat index temperatures for this weekend. Also shown on the graph is the full sun temperature which can be as much as 15 degrees hotter than the temperature in the shade.
Persons working or conducting activities outside this weekend should use extreme caution in these conditions, including first responders. The very young and elderly are the most susceptible to heat stroke as well as pets. Please check in on elderly family, friends and neighbors.
If you do not have access to a cool-temperature location, find a cooling center at: https://uwc.211ct.org/hotweather/
***UPDATE-The Clinton Town Hall will be open from 11AM-7PM for cooling.***UPDATE
The Henry Carter Hull Library this Friday from 9AM-5PM and Saturday from 10AM-4PM. Closed on Sunday.
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to closely monitor this approaching heat wave.