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An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING is in effect for Litchfield, Hartford, Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London County.

The National Weather Service notes that consecutive days of risky heat and humidity will bring an increased risk for heat related illness.

According to the NWS, the heat index values are projected in the mid to upper 90s today and up to 108 Sunday and Monday.

A Heat Advisory means a period of hot temperatures is expected.

Forecasters say it will be warm and muggy along the ME coast, but still cooler than communities farther inland. The humidity will be extremely high as well, leading to unsafe conditions thanks to heat index values over the weekend that will feel like 100-105 at times. Highs will reach the low to mid 90s inland, while we will be in the upper 80s along the coast.

High temperatures and stifling humidity expected this weekend has prompted the National Weather Service's Cleveland issue a heat advisory for Ashtabula County and northeast OH for today.

In Kansas City, the weather service tweeted to 'Limit time outdoors, wear light colored and light weight clothing, take frequent breaks preferably in the shade, and drink plenty of water'.

Sunday will be in the mid 90s with a heat index around 100. However, an excessive heat watch runs through Monday evening.

Heat index values as high as 101.

High pressure has been providing us with a calm weather pattern over much of the course of the weekend. This is risky for anyone working outside and for those without air conditioning, it can be life-threatening.

90s are in our forecast nearly off of next week with perhaps a slight cool down on Friday.

Denver tied its record-high temperature Thursday, reaching 105 degrees.

Saturday's record high is 100 degrees set in 1931.

Heatwaves occur when there are three consecutive days with highs of 90 degrees or higher.

FRIDAY | Mostly cloudy with thunderstorm chances.

There's also a little rain in the forecast, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms late Monday afternoon.