7 Day Heat Wave is Here: Excessive Heat Warning Issued

The first HEAT WAVE of the summer is upon us, and today is day one of a  seven day Heat One. A Heat Warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Saturday through Tuesday. Air quality will be bad, so expect an air quality warning.

 TODAY: Look for lots of sun with humidity dropping during the afternoon to more comfortable levels. However, the temperature will shoot up to 92 marking the beginning of what will be a prolonged heat wave, according to 6ABC WPVI

TONIGHT: Look for a few clouds with a warm overnight low of 74.

7 DAY HEAT WAVE: Here’s a summary of the high temps and heat indices for the next few days in Glenside area. The AccuWeather Alert is from Saturday through  Tuesday as these will be the days with heat index values of more than 100.

  • Saturday: 95 with heat index of 97 – 100
  • Sunday: 99 with heat index of 105
  • Monday: 98 with heat index of 105
  • Tuesday: 96 with heat index of 100+

SATURDAY: Look for plenty of sunshine with temperatures and humidity both on the rise. Our high zooms to 95, but it will feel more like 97 to 100 at times during the afternoon.

  • SUNDAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY: TheAccuWeather Alert to all three days. The sun will be blazing, so louds will be absent to block the sun’s heat and the humidity will be through the roof.
  • Cool drinks like water and juice are crucial, even if you don’t feel particularly thirsty, as well as a/c breaks.
  • Special attention to seniors and pets will be vital, too.
  • Remember that this is the first heat wave of the season and it’s the early season heat that has the best chance of causing health problems since our bodies are not acclimated to this sort of weather.
  • Air quality is also liable to be bad, yet another issue for those of you with asthma and heart or lung conditions. As for pets, don’t walk your dogs across hot pavement and keep pets inside with you during the day where it’s more comfortable.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING: A very spotty thunderstorm is possible in one or two locations, but the majority of the area remains dry.

WEDNESDAY (4TH OF JULY): Clouds will mix with sun and it’s still hot and very humid, although not quite as severe as the previous several days. A spotty afternoon thunderstorm is possible here and there, but most neighborhoods remain dry. The heat wave will continue with a forecast high of 93 and heat indices near 100. It will be important to take a/c breaks and hydrate (non-carbonated and non-alcoholic drinks are best) especially with the outdoor activities.

Heat is the number one weather related killer in the country thanks to the stress it puts on the body and being outdoors for prolonged periods of time — especially on the heels of such a prolonged stretch of brutal weather — can have consequences. Have fun on the holiday, but be smart.

THURSDAY: As of now, we are expecting this to be Day 7 of our prolonged heat wave. Look for a mix of clouds and sun with a better chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. The high hits 92.

FRIDAY: Could this be Day 8 of our heat wave? It’ll be close! For now, we’re going for a high of 90 with a mix of clouds and sun.

The National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Warning is for the following counties: Eastern Montgomery-New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Cecil-Kent MD-Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Sussex-Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset-Middlesex-Western Monmouth-Mercer-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Southeastern Burlington-Carbon-Monroe-Berks-Lehigh-Northampton-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery–Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-