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Over the last few days, we have been mentioning that this Heat Wave will last at least through Monday. Well the National Weather Service is now in agreement. They have extended their watches until Monday and have also upgraded extreme Southeast PA to an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING and coastal areas to a HEAT ADVISORY.
Here is a quote from the National Weather Service regarding the Excessive Heat Warning:
“IMPACTS…THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS. THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAT RELATED HEALTH ISSUES WILL BE HIGH, ESPECIALLY FOR THE ELDERLY AND FOR THOSE ALREADY IN POOR HEALTH. THE MULTIPLE DAYS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT WILL GREATLY AFFECT THOSE WHO ARE ATTENDING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, ESPECIALLY EVENTS WITH LARGE GROUPS OF PEOPLE THAT ARE GATHERING IN THE DIRECT SUN.”
This is a serious situation especially for the areas outlined in the advisories below. However, that does not mean the rest of the State escapes the heat. To view our previous forecast for the whole state follow this link: https://paweatheraction.com/dangerous-heat-wave-on-the-way-excessive-heat-watch-in-effect
Here’s the latest watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service:
Area A – An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect from Saturday through Monday. Heat index values will maxing out around 105 degrees during this time-frame.
Area B – An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect from Saturday through Monday. Heat index values will be hovering between 100 and 105 degrees. By Tomorrow this area will likely be upgraded to a warning or advisory.
Area C – An Excessive Heat Advisory is in effect during the day Saturday and Monday. Sunday the National Weather Service feels temperatures will not be quite as bad for these areas due to lower humidity. However, Saturday Heat index values will be approaching 105 degrees and on Monday a whopping 110 degrees.
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