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High Heat and Oppressive Humidity Lead to First Alert

A First Alert is in effect through Thursday night for high heat and oppressive humidity

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    NBC10 First Alert Weather: Near Record Temperatures

    NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Krystal Klei is tracking excessive heat bringing near record-breaking temperatures in the days to come. Expect it to feel like triple digits outside each day until Thursday. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018)

    Don't forget the hats and sunscreen to start the shortened work/school week. Tuesday marks the second day of an expected heat wave.

    A First Alert has been issued through Thursday at 7 p.m. for high heat and oppressive humidity. Feels-like temperatures will soar into the triple digits.

    Highs on Tuesday will reach the lower 90s, but when high humidity is factored in, the feels-like temperature will spike toward 100. A stray thunderstorm is possible.

    Wednesday will be similar with early morning low clouds and fog giving way to hazy and hot afternoon sunshine. Highs on Tuesday will be near record highs in the lower 90s. Wednesday will be similar. Feels-like temperatures will be between 100 and 102 both days.

    The heat caused some schools to close early Tuesday and all Philadelphia public schools to dismiss early Wednesday.

    This is oppressive heat, and should be taken seriously. Limit time outside and be sure to check on elderly people. If you don't have air conditioning, go to a public place that does during the heat of the day. Drink plenty of water.

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    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018)

    Thursday will be the last day of intense heat wave. Highs will once again hit the lower 90s, but that uncomfortable humidity will make the temperature feel like the lower 100s. A few late day thunderstorms are possible, mainly north and west of Philadelphia.

    Scattered showers and storms will be more widespread Friday and last into Saturday.

    Stick with the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team on air and on the NBC10 app for the latest on the oppressive heat wave.