Another heat wave forecasted this week with potentially record-breaking heat index Thursday

Published on Tuesday, 2 August 2022 11:24


WFSB meteorologists are forecasting another heat wave this week, with temperatures breaking state records this Thursday.

The meteorologists said we will reach a heat index of 105 degrees on Thursday.

“Another heat wave is likely, so is record heat with high humidity before the week is over,” said Scot Haney, meteorologist with WFSB. “By the weekend, rain and storm chances increase.”

Haney said Tuesday’s temperatures reached highs of 90 degrees.

Wednesday, Haney said, will have high temperatures of 93 degrees, with low humidity, before the humidity “cranks up” for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, Haney said, will be the worst of the heat wave, with “record heat likely” due to a “dangerous combination of heat and humidity.”

“The temperature will be 98 degrees and the record is 96 degrees for this time of year,” Haney said. “High humidity will push heat index values up to 105 degrees.”

Haney said the record high for the heat index in August in Connecticut was previously set on Aug. 9 2001, when it reached 102 degrees. The lowest recorded heat for August was 36 degrees on Aug. 31 1965.

Haney forecast that temperatures will reach a high of 92 degrees on Friday before cooling down a bit on Saturday, dropping to a high of 85 degrees, before returning to 90 degrees on Sunday. Next Monday, he said, the high temperatures will be around 86 degrees.

“The temperatures will remain above 80 degrees for the foreseeable future,” he said. “The record in the state is 44 days in a row of more than 80 degree weather and we could actually break that record this year.”

As of Tuesday, Haney forecast a chance for showers and storms on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Herald, Terryville on Tuesday, 2 August 2022 11:24. Updated: Tuesday, 2 August 2022 11:26.