Heat advisory for RI: residents told to stay cool

Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island health officials are urging people to stay out of the sun as temperatures in the state top 90 degrees.

The state health department issued a heat advisory on Monday, saying people should seek out air conditioning, drink fluids and wear light-colored clothing.

The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 92 degrees for Monday afternoon, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Charlie Foley, a meteorologist with the service, says the record high for June 28 was 96 degrees in 1991.