Today: A spotty AM shower, otherwise; very hot and humid with some sun, strong PM t-storm is likely. High: 96
Tonight: A heavy, gusty t-storm in spots this evening; otherwise, warm and humid with lingering clouds. Low: 71
Tuesday: Turning out mostly sunny and hot, but a bit less humid in the afternoon. High: 93 Low: 68
***EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA AREA UNTIL 6:00 PM***
***HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA FROM 11:00 AM UNTIL 6:00 PM***
With this extended heat wave, 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 will also remain high so try to stay out of direct sun, frequently apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses and a hat.
Today is another very hot day with high temperatures challenging and possibly breaking records. The record for ABE is 95 set in 1999 and for RDG is 96 set in 1999. The humidity will also be very high today so with the humidity this afternoon will actually be feeling close to 100 degrees. The greater Philadelphia area may be feeling like 100 to 105 degrees or hotter at times.
Some sun expected today then a strong thunderstorm in spots later in the day as a front pushes through. There is a slight risk for severe storms. Any storm could bring locally heavy, torrential rain and strong, gusty winds. Winds could gust in excess of 55 mph.
With the front through the area, the next couple of days is looking mostly sunny but still hot with high temperatures soaring back into the 90s. By Thursday the chance for showers and thunderstorms returns to area. However, Thursday looks to be our last day of this extended heat wave.
Our next chance at seeing high temperatures below 90 degrees may be on Friday and into the weekend.