Philly: New Week Brings Surge of Heat, Humidity

By , Senior Meteorologist
July 7, 2014; 4:20 AM ET
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The absence of high heat and humidity around Philadelphia will not last into the start of the new week.

As the area of high pressure that kept humidity low through the holiday weekend departs, the door will open for yet another surge of steamy air into Philadelphia for the new week.

Temperatures will return to the lower 90s both Monday and Tuesday. With higher humidity in place, RealFeel® temperatures will soar well into the 90s.

Such heat and humidity will prove challenging and hazardous for those with respiratory issues and those engaging in manual labor. Be sure to take the necessary steps, which includes drinking plenty of water and wearing light clothing, to stay cool.

Spotty cooling thunderstorms on Monday will be confined to places toward the Poconos in the late afternoon and evening hours.

The thunderstorm chance will expand to more of the Philadelphia area Tuesday afternoon and night, potentially causing some interruptions to outdoor activities.

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Another very warm and humid day will unfold on Wednesday as a slow-moving front interacting with the steamy air triggers another shower or thunderstorm.

How fast that front is to clear the Northeast coast will determine how quick drier air returns later in the week.


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