Fourth of July 2018 forecast: Will the heat continue?

Fourth of July 2018 forecast: Will the heat continue?

Fourth of July 2018 forecast: Will the heat continue?

Another round of excessive heat and humidity is on the way today with afternoon highs in the 90s with heat index values 100°-110°.

The warning, from 8 a.m. Sunday to 8 p.m. Monday, means there is a prolonged period of "dangerously hot" temperatures and high humidity, which could cause heat illnesses, the National Weather Service says.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are on the move this evening. The heat index is forecast to rise to 107 there on Monday. Sufficient convergence and uplift should occur closer to this focus boundary to create some scattered thunderstorms.

The risk of damaging wind gusts remains rather low. Communities along the coast will see slightly lower temperatures because of a sea breeze, the weather service said. "Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors". Most of the region will remain dry, but still humid and hot for our Independence Day.

Postpone outdoor games and activities.

Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.

Keep in mind to check in on elderly neighbors and those with breathing issues.

Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

The high temperature Tuesday peaked around 92 degrees, but the city felt like it was over 100 because of the humidity. Hot weather, especially long duration heat waves, is surprisingly high on the list of most unsafe types of weather in terms of injuries or deaths each year.

On all of those days, dew points of 60 or more and readings near 100 on the heat indices will make things just a touch more miserable. In fact, Heat Advisories and an Air Quality Alert have again been posted for today as we're experiencing similar conditions to what we experienced Yesterday.

Samuel said the size and intensity of the high pressure system is unusual, even for this time of year. Record highs today are 97° in Allentown and 101° in Reading, and records will be threatened, more so in the Lehigh Valley than in Berks County.

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