If you've stepped outside these past few days, you know just how hot it feels, and weather forecasters said the hot, sticky weather is going to linger all week.
The National Weather Service has put a heat advisory in effect for today, mainly for northern and central parts of Rhode Island.
Kim Buttrick, National Weather Service meteorologist, said the steamy temperatures are due to a building ridge of high pressure over us.
"There should be a relief from the heat, however, by next weekend when a cold front will move through and bring more seasonable temperatures and less humidity. But, until then, the heat is on…hazy, hot, and humid today through Friday," Buttrick said.
On Sunday, an official heat wave was declared, meaning there had been three days of temperatures of 90 or above. There's no relief in sight.