Heat illnesses are possible for those active outdoors or those susceptible to heat illnesses, such as children and the elderly. "High temperatures in the 90s to near 100 degrees, combined with high dewpoints, is expected result in heat indices of 100 to 110 degrees for many areas".
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning starting Friday and running through Sunday for counties across the state. There will be a "slight" drop in the heat index Monday, but it will still feel like it is in the middle 90°s.
The advisory is a public alert that people's heath can be impacted by the heat.
Forecasters say it will be warm and muggy along the ME coast, but still cooler than communities farther inland.
Heading through next week, meteorologists say the trend in the forecast guidance continues to be for the ridge to maintain its strength over the area, prolonging the heat and humidity and limiting chances for showers and storms.
Slightly cooler conditions are expected on Monday as a backdoor cold front approaches from the northeast. The expected temperature this year is expected to be 95.
Drink plenty of water, stay in the air-conditioning and out of the sun. "When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening". If you have an air conditioner, it will be doing lots of work in the coming days.
Move victim to a cooler environment.
With beachgoers are flocking to the Shore this holiday weekend, forecasters urge caution to prevent heat exhaustion.
For Monday, July 2, that record of 102 degrees may also be tested.
Monday's record high of 99 degrees was set in 1966. The heat will be more than enough to cause problems, but the humidity will be high as well. Sunshine will also be abundant with breezy winds out of the southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour.
Tonight - Mostly clear, with a low around 71.
The southerly winds will help keep low-level moisture in place.
Sunday - Sunny, with a high near 94.
Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for ozone. Southwest wind 6 to 10 miles per hour.