Children may be back in school but the weather is still very much summer. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and New York. Heat index values are predicted to be between 95 and 99 degrees.
A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more days or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.
Schools up and down the East Coast, including Stamford, Newtown, Bridgeport and Danbury, among dozens in Connecticut, are closing early on Tuesday due to the excessive heat. Darien currently has not issued any changes to its schedule for Tuesday.
Extreme heat can cause illness or death among the at risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
The heatwave is expected to drop by Thursday night and the high on Friday is predicted to be 79 degrees.