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People beat the heat at state parks across Connecticut on Sunday

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People beat the heat at Wadsworth Falls park on Sunday. (WFSB) People beat the heat at Wadsworth Falls park on Sunday. (WFSB)
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

Sunday was a hot one, and temperatures are expected to climb again on Monday.

To beat the heat on Sunday, people from all over the state headed to parks, where many quickly hit full capacity.

A steady stream of people were in and out of Wadsworth Falls State Park on Sunday, with families who said they were worried they wouldn’t be able to get in and catch a break from the heat.

"I've been coming here since I was a little girl, so I figured why not come out here and enjoy some time in the water,” said Rachel Oquendo, of Hartford.

She said there was no better way for her and her children to spend their Sunday, but with the state parks quickly hitting full parking capacity, she knew they had to get there early.

"We decided we'll come a little earlier this time so hopefully we get parking,” Oquendo said.

Parks around the state were filling up throughout the day, including Rocky Neck State Park, Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union, Pattaconk Lake Recreation area, Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown, and Gardner Lake State Park in Salem.

Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield started turning cars away at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The heat is expected to continue this week.

Temperatures on Monday are expected to be hot again, while at the same time, the humidity increases, said Meteorologist Mike Cameron.

Stay updated with the full forecast here.

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