Weather Authority: Excessive heat warning in effect as temperatures soar

An excessive heat warning that will remain in effect until Sunday now covers the entire Philadelphia area.

Saturday is when things really heat up with highs nearing 100 degrees and heat indices well into the triple digits and up to 115 degrees.

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Sunshine throughout the weekend will keep that heat around into Sunday when we’ll once again see highs in the 90s.

Monday could finally bring some stormy relief with a high of 86 degrees and a chance of storms.

Philadelphia has extended a heat health emergency through 11 p.m. Monday. Friday morning, Dr. Mike Cirigliano talked more about the health risks posed by the kind of heat we will see this weekend.

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