By Llarisa Abreu

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Who is ready for some heat later this week? Partly sunny skies will take over the Philadelphia region on Monday. Spotty afternoon showers possible, but the day should be mainly dry with temperatures climbing into the mid-70s.

Tuesday will again feature mostly sunny skies with temperatures rapidly climbing into the low 80s.

Turn up the heat. Temperatures are expected to soar into the mid-80s on Wednesday and upper 80s by Thursday.

High pressure will keep the region hot and mostly dry this week which is not great news as the monthly rainfall deficit is presently nearing one inch.

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Humidity levels remain in check but the mugginess creeps in by Friday and the weekend is looking downright steamy.

Both weekend days we could experience highs near 90 degrees — this would be the region’s first 90 temperature since last August.

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