Excessive Heat Warning in Effect Wednesday through Friday
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Bucks and Montgomery counties Wednesday through Friday.
Prepare to find ways to stay cool for the later part of this week.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Bucks and Montgomery counties, which will go into effect Wednesday at 1 p.m. and remain in effect until Friday at 6 a.m.
According to the warning, heat index values will generally be 98 to 103 degrees Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Daytime highs will be in the mid to upper 90s Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Lows will generally bottom out in the lower to mid 70s.
An excessive heat warning means that there will be a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation, which can make heat illnesses likely, according to the warning.
The National Weather Service advises to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioned places, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors.
Here is the forecast for the next few days:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98 degrees. Heat index values as high as 101. West wind between 3 and 8 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 76 degrees. West wind between 3 and 7 mph.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98 degrees. West wind between 5 and 8 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.
Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.