Delaware Valley faces hottest stretch of the summer

Tim Jimenez
July 19, 2019 - 10:25 am

GLENSIDE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — KYW Newsradio caught up with people who were catching a train Friday morning in Glenside to see how they're handling the heat.

With the heat turned way up, catching a train to Philadelphia in the five a.m. hour, isn't so bad says Terry, who was heading into work.

"It feels good for right now ... until later on. Later on might be a different story," she said. "I'm not going outside for lunch today. I'll find someplace inside to eat lunch, but I'm not going outside for the day."


Catherine from Abington has a similar plan. 

"We're gonna stay inside my office. I brought my lunch with me."

She was actually looking forward to leaving the house for the train ride into work. That's because the soaring temperatures have made it tough at home.

"Miserable," he said, "because we went on vacation last week, and we came home and our air was broken. It's absolutely miserable. My kids are nasty. Everybody's so uncomfortable."

And she is hoping to get the air conditioning fixed today or tomorrow, which would be huge, because her family's patience is melting away as the temperature rises.

"They're all cranky because it’s very hot," she said. "We can’t get it working. It’s so uncomfortable to sleep and even during the day you can’t do anything. It just sucks the life out of you."

With how hot it's been and how much hotter it will be, it may be a good time to travel to a cooler place. But not for Lou Lessen from Dresher. 

He's going to Dallas, Texas.

He says it's as hot there as it is here, so he's not really escaping the heat.
"110 heat index," he said.  "No, no, just going for work."

The weather may not be a shock to the system. But maybe being in Cowboys territory will be.