PHILADELPHIA(WTXF) - The heat wave is official as the city reached its third straight day with temperatures in the 90s, prompting a National Weather Advisory and early school dismissal for Philadelphia residents.
A heat advisory was issues for Philadelphia and neighboring counties on Tuesday until 7 p.m.
Philadelphia and South Jersey areas also face an air quality alert.
By 11 a.m., it reached 100 degrees in Philadelphia.
Tuesday is expected to reach the mid-90s, most likely breaking a 95 degree record from 1956.
There will be a high of 85 on Wednesday and a chance of shows Friday, Saturday, and possibly Sunday.
Next week is expected to cool down and stay steady in the 80s.