AccuWeather: Steamy, Unsettled Thursday On Tap

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING: This is in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday in the following counties: Philadelphia, Delaware, southeastern Chester, southern Montgomery, southern Bucks, New Castle, Gloucester, Camden, northern Burlington and Mercer. ALTHOUGH.....we more than likely will keep heat index below the warning criteria during this time. No matter, the heat and humidity will combine to make it feel like the 90s for several hours during the afternoon. Urban centers will experience the worst effects. Cool drinks, a/c, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing are all essential. Seniors and young kids should not overdo it in the heat and should probably remain in air-conditioned environments. Where a/c is not available, lower shades on the sunny side of the house/building, but open windows and run fans to circulate and cool the air. Be careful not to leave kids and pets in parked cars. Keep pets indoors and hydrated.

TONIGHT: Very warm and stuffy with a low of 77.

THURSDAY: Clouds will put up a good fight with sun. It's still very humid and with an approaching cold front downpours and thunderstorms will develop anytime. The biggest concern with the storms will be the torrential rain. A few storms could contain gusty winds. We are going with a high of 90, but I could also see us staying in the 80s due to the clouds and hit or miss rain.

FRIDAY: In the wake of the front, we catch a break in the humidity!!!!! The sunshine will still feel hot, but thankfully it will be a much drier heat. The high stays around 90.

SATURDAY: The start of the weekend looks sunny and hot. Much like Friday, the humidity stays on the low side. The high is 92.

SUNDAY: Our sunny streak continues. The high is a hot 90 with a slight rise in humidity.

MONDAY: It's partly sunny and hot with an afternoon shower or thunderstorm around. The high is 90.

TUESDAY: Cloud and sun mix. An afternoon thunderstorm is possible. The high is less intense: 86.

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