Monday Temperatures To Linger In High 90s, No Break From Humidity

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say

With the risky heat and humidity lasting through Tuesday afternoon, there is an Excessive Heat Warning in place for the I-95 corridor until 8PM on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia, which hit 92 degrees on Sunday with a heat index of 105, similarly sounded the alarm to its residents and visitors about the risky heat. With the humidity, it will feel around 105 degrees.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection also has continued to issue a code orange air quality alert for the Lehigh Valley and Berks County.

Steamy conditions are in store Sunday night with the low around 79 and only light winds.

Thursday: Increase in cloudiness, but it remains hot and humid with temperatures in the low 90s and a heat index near 100. Look for partly sunny skies and a high around 91.

"Once we head into next week, temps will be a little bit cooler - (we'll) still be above normal, still see highs around 90 into mid-week", he said. Some rain may linger into Friday. Relief could be days away, as the forecast is that temperatures will return to the mid-80s in the East near the end of the week.

Phoenix is expected to climb to 115 degrees on Thursday.

Officials recommended that young children, and people who work or exercise outdoors, limit activity in the afternoon and evening.

"Heat exhaustion is on the milder side; that's when you first feel that you're dehydrated, you're sweating a lot, you're nauseous", said Dr. Eric Shobitz, a pediatric emergency doctor at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Don't leave kids or pets in a closed auto. It's possible that the system will push warm, moist air into the southwestern United States over the weekend, and some of that air could flow into San Diego County early next week, sparking thunderstorms in the mountain and the deserts.

Keep pets cool outside: Provide water and shade.

Those heading to Maryland's Ocean City and other beach towns on the coast should be prepared to encounter heavy traffic.

Public pool hours are extended until 8 p.m. through Sunday.

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