Delegates, protesters, locals have heat wave through Thursday

- There’s a little relief when it comes to Philadelphia’s weather, but only a little.

Monday, the high temperature was 97 degrees. That broke the previous record of 96, set back in 1999.

Tuesday, after a muggy morning, the FOX 29 Weather Authority’s Sue Serio predicts the high temperature to be 96 but also not as humid.

Still, she warns to apply sunscreen and drink plenty of fluid, especially if you’ll be outside.

There is no more excessive heat advisory since the heat index won’t go into the triple digits.

On Friday, we’ll be able to say good-bye to the heat wave. High temperatures will only go up to the 80s, after a full week in the 90s.

We should also be prepared for pop-up storms because they happen often in the summer.

Philadelphia officials said Monday, 41 people had to be treated for heat-related issues or other injuries during protests related to the Democratic convention.

Some of those injuries stemmed from difficulty in the scorching heat before thunderstorms rolled through.

A police spokesman said there were no injuries reported from that strong storm that led protesters to seek shelter under highway underpasses.

The storm also led some of the hundreds of journalists working at the convention to evacuate a media tent near the Wells Fargo Center.

Another series of protests and rallies are planned for Tuesday.

Click here for details including constantly updated current conditions from the FOX 29 Weather Authority.

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