Monday, June 29, 2015

Excessive heat warning for Philly area

0 comments
Betty Lu Guapo, 4, cools off in the heat at the Los Angeles Fountain Thursday June 27, 2013 in Los Angeles. California prepared Thursday for a scorching weekend that could see temperatures hit 120 in the deserts as a massive heat wave rolled through the West, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Betty Lu Guapo, 4, cools off in the heat at the Los Angeles Fountain Thursday June 27, 2013 in Los Angeles. California prepared Thursday for a scorching weekend that could see temperatures hit 120 in the deserts as a massive heat wave rolled through the West, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Philadelphia area for the weekend.

The weather service says the watch will be in effect from 11 a.m. Saturday through 8 p.m. Sunday. The watch covers the Interstate 95 corridor from Wilmington to Trenton.

Temperatures ranging from 92 to 96 degrees are expected, with heat index values between 100 and 102 degrees. The hottest temperatures will be between noon and 8 p.m. each day, the weather service says.

Overnight, temperatures are likely to drop only to the mid-70s.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures will occur. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity could lead to heat-related illnesses.

With the temperature already having reached 90 degrees today, the weekend should produce the third heat wave of the summer.

The rest of today and Saturday are expected to be mostly sunny. There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday, especially after 2 p.m.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

Philly.com staff
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter