90 degrees in Philadelphia in October? Get ready

Tim Jimenez
October 02, 2019 - 7:14 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia region is preparing for a possible record-high temperature Wednesday. The forecast is for 92 degrees, going well past the record for this day of 87 degrees, which was set in 2002.

A decent number of people along Kelly Drive in Center City are getting ahead of the heat, working out before the sun comes up. That includes the running group Black Girls Run.

Caryn Rivers, a runner with that group, says she will be making adjustments with the heat coming up.

"I will definitely not be working out later in the day," she said. "And I will make sure both myself and my son are dressed for summer in October."

The running group goes out before dawn all year long, so crisp fall brings them closer to the winter chill, and that can all wait, she says.

"Yeah, we can keep the heat. I don’t mind it, because the cold is tough when we come out here in the mornings."

The National Weather Service out of Mount Holly, N.J., says a 90-degree day in October has only happened six times in Philadelphia since they started keeping track a century in a half ago. The last time that there was a 90-degree day in Philadelphia in October was 1941.