NBC10.com - Bill Henley
Temperatures will be climbing today as we have a scorcer on tap.
It will feel like 100 degrees today as a combination of high temperatures and increasing humidity deliver an oppressive punch to anyone working or playing outside.
The mercury is expected to climb to 96 degrees as humidity levels hit 62 percent, prompting a Heat Advisory to be issued for parts of the region from noon to 8 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued the advisory for Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties as well as parts of South Jersey.
Elderly people, those with chronic medical conditions, people taking medications, those with a mental illness, pregnant women, small children and those who work in a high heat environment are the most at risk in extreme heat.
Here are some tips on dealing with the heat:
Early signs of heat stress include decreased energy, a slight loss of appetite and nausea. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, go to a cool environment, drink fluids, remove excessive clothing and rest.
Serious signs of heat stress include unconsciousness, rapid heartbeat, throbbing headache, dry skin, chest pain, confusion, irritability, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramps, staggering and difficulty breathing.
If you experience any of these symptoms, make sure you get medical attention immediately. Also be sure to move to a cool area, remove excess clothing and have someone spray you with water while waiting.