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Heat advisory issued for parts of the state on Monday

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Lake Zoar in Oxford (Nicoleta Lintzner) Lake Zoar in Oxford (Nicoleta Lintzner)

The heat wave continued on Sunday.

Temperatures reached 90 degrees on Saturday, making it a third consecutive day of 90 degree heat, which counts as a heat wave.

On Sunday, some towns saw 90 degrees again. The temperatures reached 92 degrees at Bradley International Airport on Sunday.

Several state parks reported reaching capacity throughout the day, as people headed to beaches and lakes to cool off.

Other parks that were listed throughout the day were Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union, Pattaconk Lake Recreation area, Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown, and Gardner Lake State Park in Salem.

Temperatures are expected to be hot again for the upcoming week.

A heat advisory was issued for Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, New London and Hartford counties from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ahead of the heat and potential storms, Eyewitness News has declared an Early Warning Weather Day for Monday.

Meteorologist Mike Cameron said Monday's temperatures are hard to nail down, as a storm system will be moving through the region, bringing clouds and showers in the morning.

"Then a cold front with a renewed chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.," Cameron said.

Once the humidity is in place, storms will fire up during the afternoon.

"Regarding this activity, the Storm Prediction Center has highlighted most of southern New England within a zone of “marginal risk” for severe weather, and northwestern Connecticut into central and western Massachusetts in a higher-grade “slight risk” for severe weather, particularly strong straight-line wind," Cameron said.

Tuesday and Wednesday will still be hot, but Cameron said the heat may be slightly more manageable.

“The humidity will drop off again Tuesday and Wednesday. There still be enough heat to still support 90s and to continue the heat wave under the rays of a searing sun,” Cameron said.

The next chance for storms will come Thursday afternoon, when another cold front approaches the area.

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health wants residents to be cautious and take precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses. 

DPH advised the following items to stay cool: 

Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible. If you must work outdoors, try to limit your outdoor activity to the mornings and evenings.

Avoid working in direct sunlight and wear lightweight light-colored clothing.

Check on all workers often, especially those workers most at risk.

DPH officials said people should use the following tips to stay hydrated: 

Drink more water than usual; do not wait until you are thirsty to drink more liquids.

Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.

Drink about four cups of water every hour while working outside.

Remind other workers to drink enough water.

If someone experiences heat stress, residents are advised to call 911. 

"Although anyone can be affected from heat-stress, some workers are at a particularly higher risk than other workers such as older workers, overweight worker, and workers who are overexerting themselves and workers who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure, or who take certain medications that put them at risk," DPH said in a statement on Friday. 

For information on Heat Stress and Heat Related Illnesses, click here

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