With temperatures expected to feel close to 95 or 100 degrees this week, Connecticut officials are warning people to take precautions if they plan to stay or work outside. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for Thursday and Friday throughout Connecticut and the New York metro region, while Gov. Ned Lamont has activated the state\u2019s extreme hot weather protocol through Friday. The move allows state and local officials to coordinate opening cooling centers for people vulnerable to the heat. Ahead of the advisories, Wednesday should see sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 80s, according to the weather service. Temperatures should drop into the 60s overnight, with clear skies and then patchy fog in some areas Thursday morning. Thursday will see more sunshine and highs in the 90s. Temps should drop into the low 70s overnight before soaring again on Friday. \u201cSome locations near the NYC metro may hit 100,\u201d the weather service said. \u201cHeat index values will be 95 to 104 for both days during the afternoon.\u201d Friday will be partly sunny and hot with showers and thunderstorms possibly developing in the afternoon and evening. The weather service is advising people stay out of the sun or in an air-conditioned room, and to check on neighbors and family. \u201cTake extra precautions if you work or spend time outside,\u201d the agency said. \u201cWhen possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.\u201d Cooler weather is expected this weekend when temperatures will reach the upper 80s on Saturday and Sunday, the weather service said.