AccuWeather: Peak of the heat arrives later this week

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:09PM
AccuWeather: Peak of the heat arrives later this week
AccuWeather: Peak of the heat arrives later this week

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Temperatures continue to climb this week with heat index values near the triple digits heading into the weekend.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear, warm and muggy, low 70.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high 92. Summer official arrives at 4:51 p.m.

FRIDAY: Hotter and more humid. Heat index values will be around 100 degrees. A backdoor cold front could bring an afternoon or evening pop-up thunderstorm especially north/west of the city, high 94.

SATURDAY: Sunny, hot and humid. Heat index values will be around 100 degrees or hotter. A pop-up shower or storm is possible, high 96.

SUNDAY: This is the peak of the heat! Heat index values will be around 100 degrees or hotter. We're forecasting a high of 97, which would tie the record for this day set back in 1888. A few showers and thunderstorms can't be ruled out, high 97.

MONDAY: Partly sunny and still hot. A spotty thunderstorm can't be ruled out, high 92.

TUESDAY: It's less humid behind the front, but we're holding on to the warm temperatures. It's a sunny afternoon, high 90.

WEDNESDAY: Hot and more humid, high 93.