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NBC10 First Alert Weather: Excessive Heat Hits Area

Highs Monday afternoon may match the record high of 96, set back in 1957.



    NBC10 First Alert Weather: Excessive Heat Hits Region

    Extreme heat hit the area Monday and now severe thunderstorms are moving in. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Glenn Schwartz has the forecast.

    (Published Monday, June 18, 2018)

    A First Alert is in effect until 9 p.m. Monday for excessive heat for most neighborhoods. We’re in for the hottest day of the summer season so far, and humidity will be noticeably higher too.

    Afternoon readings will warm to near the record high of 96, set back in 1957. Monday’s additional humidity will make afternoon temperatures feel like they’re in the upper 90s to 100 degrees. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon and evening, mainly from north and west of Philadelphia.

    Air quality will decrease as the temperatures rise and may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children and adults with suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

    Be sure to wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water and avoid extended time outside, if possible.

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    Schools in the Camden City school district will close at 1 p.m. Monday due to the heat.

    Another hot day Tuesday, near 90 degrees. However, humidity levels will drop during the day. Scattered thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon, mainly across South Jersey into Delaware.

    MON: Hazy sunshine with record heat possible. Turning extremely muggy. Isolated strong to severe PM storms possible, mainly across South Jersey and Delaware. High: 95 (Feels Like: 95-100)

    TUE: Muggy during the morning with falling humidity during the afternoon. Afternoon and evening heavy t-storms are possible. High: 90

    WED: Partly to mostly cloudy and warm. Chance of afternoon t-storms. High: 86

    THUR (SUMMER'S ARRIVAL): Mainly sunny and warm. High: 86

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