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First Alert: Hottest Temperatures in Years to Hit Area During Dangerous Heat Wave This Week

Make plans to spend time indoors later this week and check on neighbors to make sure they are ready for the dangerous heat

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    NBC10 First Alert Weather: Dangerous Heat to Hit the Area This Week

    A First Alert will be in effect for our area starting Wednesday due to dangerous heat and humidity. NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Tammie Souza has the forecast.

    (Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019)

    What to Know

    • The hottest temperatures we have seen in years will roll into the area this week and build to dangerous heat levels by the weekend

    • Thursday there will be periods of drenching rain courtesy of the remnants of Tropical Storm "Barry."

    • Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday the heat and humidity make a bigger jump with highs between 96-100.

    The hottest temperatures we have seen in years will roll into the area this week and build to dangerous heat levels by the weekend.

    Make plans to spend time indoors later this week and check on neighbors to make sure they are ready for the dangerous heat Friday to Monday. Special care for pets too!

    A First Alert for dangerous days of heat begins Wednesday for the entire region. Heavy, drenching rain is also possible Wednesday and Thursday.

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    An excessive heat warning is also in effect for the urban areas of Philadelphia, Wilmington, Trenton and surrounding suburban areas from Wednesday morning through Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

    Wednesday we jump to the mid 90s with a feels-like temperature around 105. We will see several chances for rain and thunderstorms triggered by the remnants of Tropical Storm Barry.

    Thursday there will be periods of drenching rain courtesy of the remnants of Barry. Localized flooding is a concern. Temperatures will be near 90 with a feels-like near 100.

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday the heat and humidity make a bigger jump with highs between 96 to 100, lows in the 80s and a feels-like between 110 to 120.

    This will be the most dangerous time because the cumulative effect of the heat will wear on your bodies. Please plan for time indoors in air-conditioning, check on neighbors and the elderly, special care for pets, check the coolant levels in your car.

    WEDNESDAY: Hot and humid. Late-day showers and thunderstorms. High 96. Feels like 105.
    THURSDAY: Hot and humid. Thunderstorms possible. High 90. Feels like 100.
    FRIDAY: Tropical heat and humidity. High 99. Feels like 110 to 115.
    SATURDAY: Blazing sunshine. Tropical heat and humidity. High 96-100. Feels like 115 to 120.
    SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, hot and humid. High 98. Feels-like 105 to 110
    MONDAY: Hot and humid. High 97. Feels-like 105 to 110

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