May 20, 2022
After a stormy Friday with much of the Philadelphia region under a tornado watch, hot and humid weather is in the forecast for the weekend. A heat advisory is in effect with temperatures possibly hitting the upper 90s this weekend.
The National Weather Service's Mount Holly station issued the tornado watch advisory on Friday afternoon, covering a large area in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and portions of other states in the region.
The weekend forecast in Philadelphia calls for the highest temperatures on Saturday, which is expected to be sunny with a high of 97 degrees. The heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Our first run of 90°+ temps will affect us this weekend. While Sat looks to be the hotter of the 2 days, Sun will still take a run over 90. Here is a list of not only the high temp records for Sat/Sun, but the record highest low temps as well. #NJwx #PAwx #MDwx #DEwx pic.twitter.com/FLyxUAuh7J— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) May 18, 2022
The forecast high on Saturday would break a record of 95 degrees set on the same date in 1934. Heat index values will be near 100 degrees.
Sunday will be hot and humid as well, with a forecast high temperature of 91 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms are possible at night as a cold front moves into the region, bringing temperatures down into the seventies during the early part of next week.
To stay cool this weekend, follow recommended tips for heat advisories and keep an eye on seniors, children and pets who may be more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.