Philly: Summer Warmth Returns Sunday, Labor Day

By , Senior Meteorologist
August 31, 2014; 4:05 AM ET
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Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the unofficial end to summer, but the weather has another idea in mind with summer warmth surging in around Philadelphia.

After the holiday weekend started on a pleasant note, Sunday and Labor Day are shaping up to be warmer and more humid than recent days.

Temperatures will flirt with the 90-degree mark each day. When higher humidity is factored in, RealFeel® temperatures will soar well into the 90s each afternoon.

Such heat will create hazards for those engaging in strenuous labor or sporting events, as well as the elderly and those with respiratory issues.

A shower or thunderstorm will be around to occasionally cool off the city and its suburbs Sunday afternoon and then again on Monday.

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While the cooling effect will be welcome, those with picnics, parades or other outdoor activities will experience disruptions if a shower or thunderstorm arrives at an inopportune time.

The good news is that the second half of the holiday weekend will not be a washout. There will be stretches of dry weather. Residents and visitors will just have to keep an eye to the sky and MinuteCast™.

Remember, you are close enough to be struck by lightning if you hear thunder.

The summer warmth will not come to an end with Labor Day. Instead, temperatures are set to soar further into the lower 90s on Tuesday.

"Looking ahead to the second half of the week, the heat is forecast to gradually ease, but never quite disappear completely," stated Meteorologist Brian Lada.


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