What you need to know
- The first warning will be in effect for our entire region on Wednesday from 2 PM to 10 PM due to heavy storms and sweltering heat.
- In the afternoon the air temperature will feel that they are in the triple digits.
- Later on Wednesday evening after dinner on Wednesday evening, a violent storm with potentially damaging winds will move through the area.
The first Advisory in effect in our area on Wednesday due to the sweltering heat and severe storms.
When: Wednesday, 2 PM to 10 PM
Where: all areas
What we will see hot weather again with temperatures that will feel like 100 to 105 degrees Wednesday afternoon
Late Wednesday afternoon, in the evening, strong to severe storms will pass through the region and may bring some damaging winds. An isolated storm could also bring hail and lightning.
Scattered, less severe storms will hit parts of the district on Tuesday, although they are not part of the first warning on Wednesday.
Amid the heat, The city of Philadelphia announced its first extraordinary summer heat for Monday. Philadelphia and other municipalities opened cooling centers to give people a respite from the heat.
Be sure to stay in a safe place in the air conditioning and open Windows and use fans, if you have no air in your home. If you use a fan, EPA warns that Windows or doors should be opened to the outside; otherwise, you’re just circulating hot air, which is more dangerous.
You have to watch out for signs of heat-related illnessthat include headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue and increased sweating.
Stay hydrated, too. During heat health emergencies, the centers for control and prevention of diseases recommends you drink water even when you are not thirsty.
Don’t forget to check vulnerable, including children and the elderly. The Philadelphia Corporation on aging will activate it helplinein which are specialists in healthcare and can expand the group help to verify a person. The line number is 215-765-9040.
In anticipation of the extreme heat, the Department of health of Pennsylvania has released a few tips to heat and to wear sunscreen if outside, check on elderly family members and friends and not to leave children or animals in hot vehicles.
With the epidemic of the coronavirus, people who are seeking relief in swimming pools, on beaches or in other public places like malls are encouraged to practice social distancing and expect to be required to wear masks, if not in the water.
And, AAA Atlantic ocean, warning people not to check the backseat for Pets and children when Parking in this extreme heat. Their three-step “operate” the system can keep people safe in cars.
The first weather service alerts to keep You informed about the heat and provide tips for staying cool on NBC10 news and app NBC10.