Philly keeping cool in 90 degree weather

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Philly keeping cool in 90 degree weather. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on May 17, 2017. (WPVI)

These are not the dog days of summer but it sure feels like it.

Temps will reach the 90s and cooling down will be a priority - even for the animals.

A dip in the doggie pool and a splash in the bird bath are not uncommon sites on a steamy day like this one.

"I don't think I am ready for summer. I really don't, if it feels like this now, the summer is going to be crazy," Aleia Perkins of West Philadelphia said.

"I would like it to cool back down and be like 70, 75 and sunny, that would be perfect," Heidi Machos of Manayunk said.

At Spruce Street Harbor Park, kids took advantage of the water fountains to cool down, and the adults found some shade and relaxed in the hammocks, and didn't really complain at all about the heat.

"It is really nice, it hasn't been hot lately, so I am really happy to be outside," Gabbie Soriano of Upper Dublin said.

"I like it because I get to go swimming and stuff like that and probably the 100s would be too hot. Yeah, 100 and up," Courtney Schmidt of Northeast Philadelphia said.

AccuWeather says we could see the temperature reach a near record high of 92 degrees.
The heat could stick around for the next couple of days.
Some say with so many days left in spring, it's too early to be talking about the 90s. They say summer needs to wait its turn.

"I don't really like the 90 temperature that is too much for me, but I like the spring of course when everything is green and you can go outside a little bit more and just for my dog, she is husky and she loves more cold temperatures," Christian Drappa of North Philadelphia said.

Love it or hate, the heat is here, at least for now.
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