The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the area and all of Connecticut until 8 p.m. tonight. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90s, with high humidity driving the heat index to well over 100 degrees.
The temperatures are expected to be high enough to cause heat exhaustion, muscle cramps and sunstroke. To reduce the risk, during outdoor work, the NWS recommends frequent rest and water breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool area.