Scorcher of a weekend, still hot for the 4th?

Posted: June 29, 2012

Good time to start a week at the Shore.

Today could reach the mid 90s in the Philadelphia area, with the upper 90s expected Friday through Sunday.

An excessive heat warning has been issued for those three days, blanketing the city and nine nearby counties: Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks in Pennsylvania, Gloucester, Camden, western Burlington and Mercer in New Jersey, and New Castle County in Delaware, according to the National Weather Service.

Today was excluded because the humidity won't be bad.

The Shore won't escape entirely, hitting the 90s Friday and Saturday in Ocean City and Atlantic City, but those popular destinations should top out in the 80s today and Sunday. Cape May might still see 90 on Sunday, however.

The Philadelphia area could see the heat wave continue Monday, again reaching the mid 90s. Then highs are predicted to be around 90 Tuesday and Wednesday, Independence Day.

So it's possible to hit 90 every day for a week.

The Shore should see the mid 80s Monday and low 80s Tuesday and July Fourth.

As for rain, the Philadelphia area has a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms tonight and Friday, then a 20 percent chance through Saturday.

The Shore has similar odds.

For more on the forecast, go to http://go.philly.com/weather.


Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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