The advisory for much of Southern New England lasts through 7 o’clock Friday evening. Temperatures are climbing into the 90s, but humidity could make it feel as hot as 103 degrees.
Meteorologist Lenore Correia recommends keeping outdoor activities to a minimum.
“People can get heat exhaustion and things like that,” said Correia. “You don’t want to leave your children in the car, or your pets, and you just want to be careful and make sure to drink lots of water.”
Correia said things will cool off by the end of the weekend.
“The indices over the next couple days will lower a little bit, so they might go below one-hundred,” said Correia. “Sunday we’re going to see high temperatures in the eighties again. So Sunday we’re expecting it to go back to seasonably normal temperatures.”
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding outdoor workers to take frequent breaks in the shade and drink water every 15 minutes.