By Justin Drabick
It’s been a record breaking weekend as far as high temperatures go. Philadelphia set new records on Friday (103), Saturday (101), and Sunday (98), but the heat indices made it up to 115 at times.
There is some good news, the heat and humidity will slowly back off over the next 24 hours. The excessive heat warning will also end tonight at 8 PM.
Some scattered storms helped bring some brief relief in the air temperatures today but kept the humidity levels high. It will remain very humid again tonight and on Monday as the next cold front advances eastward.
As the front approaches the Delaware Valley tomorrow, more scattered storms are expected in the afternoon and evening. High temperatures will cool down a bit in the upper 80s to near 90, due to more cloud cover and increased rain chances. The front will cross the area on Monday night bringing some changes.
Behind the front, a drier air mass will return as the dew point temperatures drop back into the lower 60s on Tuesday. This means much lower humidity and more comfortable conditions. Air temperatures will still be hot around 90 degrees. It looks like we could be dealing with a 10+ day heat wave if we can hit 90 on Monday. The warm but comfortable conditions continue on Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s with sunshine.
It is July so don’t expect a long period of comfortable conditions. Another warm front will head through the region on Thursday slowly increasing the humidity and raising the temperatures back into the low 90s. Hazy, hot, and humid conditions return for Friday with highs at least in the mid 90s with heat indices over 100 degrees again. It stays hot through the weekend in the 90s.
Enjoy the brief break from the heat and humidity!