Excessive Heat Warning Remains in Effect for Philly Region Today

Stay cool, Philly.

iStockphoto | aimintang

iStockphoto | aimintang

It’s going to be another scorcher today, Philadelphia.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Philadelphia and its surrounding counties that remains in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. Temperatures will be in the mid 90s, the heat index will approach 100, and it’s going to humid.

Basically, don’t work outside if you can avoid it, and if you can’t avoid it, take frequent breaks in the shade or the A.C., and stay hydrated, dammit. The NWS advises that anyone overcome by the heat should be moved to the shade, and that heat stroke is an emergency, so call 911.

Yesterday, the Philly Department of Public Health advised anyone looking needing help staying cool to call 215-765-9040.

This might be a good day to check out one of Philly’s public pools — we’ve got a guide for that — some of which got some colorful makeovers recently. Perhaps it’s a good day to explore these frozen treats, too.

Please check on older relatives and neighbors, and if you’re heading to the shore to beat the heat, keep in mind that the NWS has issues an Air Quality Alert for just about all of New Jersey, meaning ozone levels will be unhealthy for groups sensitive to it.

Stay cool out there.