Excessive Heat Warnings Issued For Philadelphia Area, South Jersey

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hazy, hot and humid conditions are blanketing the greater Philadelphia area, as well as parts of New Jersey.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the city and Delaware, eastern Chester, eastern Montgomery and lower Bucks counties between noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

In New Jersey an excessive heat warning is in effect from noon until 6 p.m. Thursday for Mercer, Gloucester, Camden and northwest Burlington counties.

Heat and humidity will combine to make it feel like it is 100 degrees.

Temperatures are only expected to drop into the upper 70s in urban areas during the evening.

The humidity is expected to be higher on Thursday.

The National Weather Service says temperatures are likely to remain in the 90s for the rest of the week, however it is expected to be less humid on Friday.

Wednesday is a Code Orange air quality action day in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Conditions will keep ozone unhealthy for sensitive groups.

For those looking to beat the heat at the beach, there is a moderate risk for dangerous rip currents in Ocean County. There is an elevated low risk along the rest of the Jersey shore.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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