The National Weather Service is again calling for an excessively hot day today, with temperatures for the Pottstown area expected to reach 96 but feel like 108 thanks to the high humidity. There is a 40 percent chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms this afternoon with more rain expected tonight.
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the area through 8 p.m. tonight. Montgomery and Chester counties have issued Code Red hot weather advisories each day of this week through Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., the hottest parts of the day. Area residents who are without air conditioning should seek shelter in a cool place and pets and children should not be left in hot cars, the weather service and counties advised.
“A cold front from the Northwest is expected to arrive on Saturday night and it should bring an end to the heat wave,” the weather service wrote in its latest advisory.
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NORRISTOWN, PA — A has been issued by Montgomery County from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 7.
“A Hot Weather Health Warning is issued in anticipation of an oppressively hot air mass with a heat index of 100 degrees F or greater,” according to a press release from the county.
“We urge all of our residents, especially those most at risk, to please take steps to minimize the effects of the heat, and it is critical that the rest of us check on the elderly and others at risk during this hot weather,” said Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners.