Temperatures will feel like 100 or more today in CT, weather service says

Hot and humid conditions Thursday and Friday will combine to make temperatures feel as though it’s 100 degrees or more in parts of Connecticut, the National Weather Service said.

The weather service has issued heat advisories for all of Connecticut the next two days. Heat advisories also now extend along much of the Atlantic seaboard from North Carolina to Maine.

Heat index values — the felt temperature from the combined heat and humidity — will range from the 90s to around 100 for most of Connecticut Thursday, with the Hartford area expected to see heat index values of up to 102 degrees.

Friday could be even hotter, with heat index values of 100 or more in a wider region of Connecticut. The hottest temperatures are expected from noon to 8 p.m. each day.

Friday’s heat could turn to rain and storms later in the day.

“A slow-moving cold front may bring showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening,” the weather service said. The storms are not expected to be severe, but could produce local flash flooding.

Saturday is expected to bring some limited relief with slightly cooler temperatures in the mid to upper 80s.

Gov. Ned Lamont has activated the state’s extreme hot weather protocol, which allows state and local municipal officials to coordinate the opening of cooling centers for those who need them. Residents can find centers near them through 211.