It's not your imagination. It's exceptionally hot out there

Hadas Kuznits
July 20, 2019 - 10:45 am

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia may be approaching some record weather temperatures this weekend. 

Meteorologist Jonathan O'Brien with the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly confirms it's not your imagination, it is unusually hot this weekend.

"We're gonna be close to some records over the next couple of days here. We're looking at high temperatures generally in the mid to upper 90s to around about 100, which is pretty high heat even for the summertime especially to get to consecutive days (of triple digit temperatures)," he said. 

And he says if records are going to be broken, most likely this is the week for that to happen.

"This current week, you know this middle of July, climatologically, is the hottest time of the year. So the records for this time of the year are among the highest we see."

O'Brien says whether or not temperatures actually hit triple digits for consecutive days, humidity in the air will make it feel even hotter outside.

"The high temperatures, we're expecting to be close to 100, but another concern with this particular heat wave is that it's going to be a very humid heat wave," he explained. 

"So it's going to feel like it's more like 105-115 degrees outside," he added.