Heat wave approaching Philly-area

Antionette Lee
August 18, 2019 - 10:34 am

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you notice some excessive heat and soaring temperatures on Sunday, get used to it for the next couple of days because another heat wave is here. 

Scorching heat, thick humidity and wet afternoon showers and thunderstorms. 

Meteorologist Jonathan O'Brien with National Weather Service Mt. Holly said that's some of what we can expect over the next couple of days. 

"Temperature from today, Sunday, really right through about Wednesday are generally going to be about kind of in the low 90s, maybe some mid 90s on Monday and Tuesday, which look to be the hottest days," he explained. 

He said it won't be as bad as the heatwave we saw in July.

"That heat index, that real feel temperature is going to go up closer to the upper 90s to near 100 in a lot of spots, so it will certainly be a hot several days."

That's why the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the I-95 corridor from Wilmington to Trenton. 

"When you get several consecutive days of 90 plus heat, that's something we look for as making things a little bit more problematic. 

O'Brien recommends commonsense precautions: staying hydrated, taking breaks when working outside and a little air conditioning and shade never hurt anyone.