Heat index to hit triple digits in Hartford Tuesday before temperatures drop rest of week

Temperatures are projected to stay in the mid-90s with a heat index up to 103 in Hartford Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Gov. Ned Lamont Monday announced that due to an updated weather forecast, he directed that state’s extreme hot weather protocol to remain in effect through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Then the heat wave is forecasted to break Wednesday after some thunderstorms and rain Tuesday afternoon and night. Wednesday has a high of 82 degrees with 50% chance of precipitation — it would be the first day since Aug. 1 that temperatures have not hit the 90s in Hartford.

There is a chance of thunderstorms, most likely after 5 p.m., and wind speeds are projected between 6 to 11 mph with some gusts as high as 22 mph Monday, according to the National Weather Service. A high of 95 degrees is projected for Monday.

There is also a chance of rain Tuesday before 4 p.m. before like showers and possible thunderstorms after 4 p.m. A high of 95 degrees is projected Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

Once Wednesday hits, highs in the low-80s are projected for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

This has been the 10th warmest summer on record, with an average temperature of 73.5 degrees, according to Gary Lessor, the chief meteorologist at the Western Connecticut State University Weather Center.

There are cooling centers available in Hartford and the rest of the state. To find out more information, call 2-1-1 or visit 211ct.org.