High Temps, Stifling Humidity Lead to Heat Advisory
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for parts of the New England Public Radio listening area. The advisory began at noon Monday and is scheduled to expire at 8 p.m. It includes eastern Hampshire County and eastern Hampden County in Massachusetts, and Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties in Connecticut.
The forecast said the heat index Monday will top out around 100 degrees, "due to temperatures in the lower 90s...and dewpoints in the upper 60s."
More from the National Weather Service:
"The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated areas. Drink plenty of liquids...stay in an air conditioned environment..Stay out of the sun...and check in on relatives and neighbors."
"Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water."
"Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 9 1 1."
In Massachusetts and Connecticut, residents can call 2 1 1 to obtain cooling center information.