Wednesday Brings Excessive Heat Warning to Philly Area
National Weather Services issues advisory from Wednesday to Friday.
The extended spring will crash to an end Wednesday with three days of hot weather predicted.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Friday for the Delaware Valley, including Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties.
"An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely," the NWS said in its warning.
"Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatitves and neighbors."
The NWS predicted a heat value index from 98 up to 103 degrees both Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Lows could reach the 70s, but the NWS warned that Center City Philadelphia could remain in the 80s at night.
"The worst would be felt be those who live and/or work in the urban areas. Those who are at a greater risk include the elderly, the infirm and children," the NWS said.
For those that work or spend time outdoors, the NWS listed the following tips:
- Reschedule strenuous activities for the early morning or evening;
- Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing;
- Drink plenty of water; and
- Take frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
Residents should be on the lookout for heat stroke or heat exhaustion (Click here to read some basic info). Heat stroke is an emergency worthy of a 911 call, the NWS said.
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