Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Heat back on, but only briefly

It may feel like 100 tomorrow; but then the heat should ease.

Heat back on, but only briefly

The air feels like water-vapor soup, the official Philadelphia temperature has reached 90 for the 37th time this year, and it's about to get hotter.

The National Weather Service has hoisted a "heat advisory" for tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with heat index values expected to approach 100 during the afternoon.

But this should be a one-day wonder, and right now the weekend is looking warm but splendid.

And if the government longer-range forecast holds, the region may be getting a longer break from extreme heat. The Climate Prediction Center is calling for near-normal temperatures over the next two weeks.

As noted, however, even a "normal" August would result in this becoming the warmest meteorological summer on record in Philadelphia.

 

Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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When we’re around and conditions warrant, we’ll keep you updated about what’s coming, but we will do our best always to discuss weather and climate developments in context and remind you that nothing in the atmosphere happens in a vacuum.

Tony Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for The Inquirer for 26 years.

Reach Tony at twood@phillynews.com.

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