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Dangerous Heat Through the Weekend

Heat wave brings dangerous conditions to the Philadelphia region & there are precautions you can take to stay safe



    Severe Storms to Follow Hot, Humid Saturday

    NBC10's First Alert Weather meteorologist Krystal Klei is tracking storms after the humidity helps us reach dangers temperatures.

    (Published Saturday, July 22, 2017)

    The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team has issued a First Alert for dangerous heat and poor air quality through the weekend.

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    Dangerous heat has prompted the city of Philadelphia to issue a heat emergency. NBC10s Drew Smith takes a look at how you can stay safe in this dangerous heat.

    (Published Thursday, July 20, 2017)

    The First Alert is in effect for the entire region. Hot and humid conditions will peak Friday afternoon with feels-like readings of 97 to 103 degrees in most neighborhoods, making this the longest and most oppressive heat wave of the year.

    People should be aware of the possibility of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and not do any strenuous activity outside. Remember to give special care to pets, the elderly and anyone with health problems during this heat wave with shade and fresh water. Everyone should find ways to cool off in air conditioning whenever possible.

    The City of Philadelphia implemented its Heat Health Emergency plan through 11 p.m. Friday. People can call 215-765-9040 or click here for tips on staying cool.

    The air outside is also a concern as the National Weather Service issued Air Quality Alerts for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware neighborhoods.

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    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018)

    Afternoon high temperatures will not be as high this weekend, but will still reach into the 90s for many neighborhoods with storms possible, especially Saturday night.

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