Local Forecast Discussion

Tonight: Increasing clouds with a shower or thunderstorm around from late evening on; warm and more humid. Low: 73

Monday: Humid with record heat and a mix of clouds and sun; a brief AM shower followed by a strong PM t-storm (Records: ABE: 95 (1999) RDG: 96 (1999)). High: 96

Monday Night: A strong thunderstorm in the evening; otherwise, clouds breaking and humid. Low: 71

***EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA AREA THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON***

***HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND MOST OF NEW JERSEY FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING***

With the heat this weekend, make sure you are staying hydrated, wearing light clothing and staying in air conditioned areas. Please take care of pets and check on children and the elders. The UV index this weekend will also remain high so try to stay out of direct sun, frequently apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses and a hat.

After another hot and sunny day, we have so far officially tied the record high for Allentown today (95 degrees, previously set in 1999). We will see an increase in cloud cover overnight with temperatures only dropping into the low 70s, so it will be warm and more humid tonight.  There could also be a stray shower or t-storm in spots starting later this evening, but for the most part, it will stay dry.

The heat sticks around for the upcoming week, so expect highs to soar into the 90s. Monday will be especially humid with a brief morning shower possible, then a strong thunderstorm in spots later in the day as a front pushes through. Any storm could bring locally heavy rain and gusty winds. The greater Philadelphia area may be feeling like 100 to 105 during the afternoon and the rest of the area may be feeling close to 100 degrees. Monday will likely break some record highs.

The rest of the week is looking partly to mostly sunny for now. Our next chance at seeing high temperatures below 90 degrees may be on Friday and into next weekend.

 
 
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