Philly Is About to Melt

It's about to get record-breaking hot – we're talking highs in the 90s on Wednesday and Thursday.

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For those who were feeling discouraged in last week’s chilly temperatures (or frustrated with Saturday’s downpour) we bring good news: it’s about to get really hot (and sunny) in Philly.

Temperatures will begin to climb tomorrow, with an expected high of 79 degrees Fahrenheit. But the real heat will come on Wednesday and Thursday: the National Weather Service predicts highs for both days will hover around 90 degrees. That’s about 15 degrees above normal – and could possibly allow for record-breaking heat. Wednesday’s record is 92 degrees Fahrenheit, while Thursday’s is 94. 

That being said, you might want to start thinking about getting outdoors as much as possible. If you’re working, check out our list of where to eat lunch in the sun – or just check out our general list of where to eat (and drink) outside. Or, if you’re feeling extra sun-deprived, find out where you can do yoga on a rooftop.

Forecasters are predicting clear skies this week – though there’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon/evening, before temperatures drop back to normal (70-ish degrees).

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