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Relief from heat is on the way

By Matt Broderick, Meteorologist, MBroderick@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 15 2013 05:55:55 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 19 2013 09:54:52 PM CDT

Ed's 10:00 p.m. forecast

A few gusty thunderstorms affected parts of our area Friday evening that had numerous lightning strikes and heavy downpours. Some areas witnessed all the lightning but saw little or no rain. The heat wave continued Friday (6th day of 90+ degrees-actually reached 97 degrees). Saturday should mark our last (7th) day of our heat wave...quite a stretch of hot weather! A cold front will arrive to bring some relief from the heat...however, it may not move through until after midnight Saturday night. All that said, we still could see a few gusty thunderstorms around Saturday afternoon or evening. Any shower or thunderstorm can contain damaging winds, hail and downpours. A little bit of relief arrives Sunday with highs in the middle 80s and somewhat less humid conditions.

Tonight: Warm and muggy. Low: 72

Saturday: Partly sunny, hot and humid with a couple of showers or thunderstorms. High: 92 Low: 68

***Excessive heat warning has been extended for southern Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia, New Castle and parts of central NJ until 8 pm Saturday.