As if this week couldn’t get any hotter…well it will. More-so for Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. Both Friday and Saturday parts of Pennsylvania will be dealing with heat index values into the triple digits. Of the two days, Friday is expected to be hotter.
Below is a heat index value chart the National Weather Service has come up with:
For those that do not know, to get the Heat Index value, you factor in the actual air temperature and then take whatever the relative humidity is at that time, to get the “real feel” temp or also known as the Heat Index. It’s pretty much the opposite of a wind chill. Which chill means the air feels colder, Heat Index means the air feels hotter.
With that being said, many areas will experience heat index values between 95 and 105 degrees putting these places anywhere from Extreme Caution to Danger.
PLEASE check on any elderly family and friends throughout the next few days. Do NOT let any young children and pets in cars by themselves for even a couple minutes. Excessive heat is something you do not want to take lightly in those circumstances.
So how hot are we talking? Here’s our forecast for Friday and Saturday:
Area A – Heat Index values, or real feel temp, will range anywhere from 100 to 105 degrees. Inner cities may exceed the 105 degree mark.
Area B – Real Feel temps will range anywhere from 95 to 100 degrees, with inner cities potentially exceeding the 100 degree mark.
Area C – Reel feel temperatures will range anywhere from 90 to 95 degrees.
Area D – This region lucks out with the excessive heat. This area will likely remain in the 80s Friday and Saturday.
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