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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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s going to be a hot weekend in parts of eastern Pennsylvania.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning Friday for Philadelphia and some suburbs including Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties. The agency also put out heat advisories for the Lehigh Valley.
The warnings are in effect from 11 a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday. Forecasters say Philadelphia will hit highs in the mid-90s on Saturday, with humidity making it feel like it’s more than 100 degrees.
The city will likely see scattered showers and thunderstorms on Sunday. Highs are predicted to be in the lower 90s, with humidity making it feel closer to 100.