Excessive heat warning in effect Thursday, Friday

An excessive heat warning will be effect for our area from Thursday at noon to Friday at 8 p.m. It will feel like 100 degrees + and we will be challenging record heat. Monday will mark the 7th day in the heat wave.

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The ocean water temperatures will be close to the land temperatures, according to FOX 29's Kathy Orr. The UV Index will be very high-- between 8 and 10-- within 20 minutes you will burn so pack the sunscreen if you're heading outdoors.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Thursday for the Philadelphia area.

On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities.

To help keep the air healthy, residents and business are encouraged to voluntarily restrict certain pollution-producing activities by:

-- Refueling cars and trucks after dusk
-- Setting air conditioner thermostats to a higher temperature
-- Carpooling or using public transportation; and
-- Combining errands to reduce trips.

Temperatures in the 90s will continue through Monday. We will get a break from the heat on Wednesday.

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny. High: 98.

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny, a Pop-Up Shower, Storm. Low: 78. High: 98.

SATURDAY: Partly Sunny, an Afternoon Storm. Low: 77. High: 93.

SUNDAY: Clouds and Sun, an Afternoon Shower/Storm. Low: 75. High: 92.

MONDAY: Hot and Humid, an Afternoon Storm. Low: 75. High: 90.

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