It’s Going to be Really, Really Hot in Philly This Weekend

The city's been issued an excessive heat watch – and there's a "heat dome" headed our way.

Photo | R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Photo | R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

If you didn’t notice  – which you probably haven’t, because it’s still unbearably hot – the year’s longest heat wave has ended, but that doesn’t mean the temperature’s cooling off that much, or for that long. In fact, another heat wave is likely in store.

The city and surrounding areas have been issued an excessive heat watch for this weekend. The National Weather service said a coming heat wave could bring the highest temperatures of the summer, starting tomorrow. Highs will reach the mid to upper 90s, according to the NWS.

Don’t surprised if temperatures soar into the triple digits on Saturday and Sunday. Heat index values are expected to reach as high as 105 degrees.

According to NBC, Philadelphia is one of several Eastern cities about to be affected by a “heat dome” that will hover over 21 states.

The steamy weather could continue through Monday. The NWS will update watches and issue warnings as necessary throughout the next few days.

As to be expected, the NWS advises people to drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun and in air-conditioning as much as possible. Be sure to check on relatives and neighbors.

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