Hazy, Hot & Humid Weather Continues in Philadelphia Region

Hazy, hot and humid conditions continue throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan region.

Drink plenty of fluids and try to avoid being outside for too long Monday as an Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for Philadelphia and its immediate suburbs.

The National weather Service issued the warning through 8 p.m. Monday for areas including Philadelphia, lower Bucks, northwestern Burlington, Camden, Delaware, Gloucester, Mercer, eastern Montgomery and New Castle counties for Monday as temps are expected to hit the mid-90s while the heat index pushes to 100 to 105 degrees.

People are urged to avoid strenuous activity if possible, watch for signs of heat exhaustion, wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.

Officials ask people to check on older friends and relatives; others at risk include those with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, and small children. The city is also offering assistance through its "Heatline" at 215-765-9040.

Even if you are located in parts of the region not covered by the Excessive Heat Warning, take precautions Monday as most of the rest of the area remains under a Heat Advisory through 8 p.m.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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