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The National Weather Service has again issued an Excessive Heat Warning, noting in particular that Saturday will have temperatures as high as 103 and a heat index up to 108 in the region.
The warning already has been extended to Sunday morning, when low temperatures in Philadelphia are expected to be 80 to 85 degrees, the weather service said. Temperatures should be in the 70s in the suburban areas.
“Substantial relief will not arrive until Sunday night or Monday,” the warning states.
According to the warning:
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS... STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ROOM... STAY OUT OF THE SUN... AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT PETS HAVE ACCESS TO PLENTY OF COOL WATER AND A SHADED AND WELL VENTILATED AREA. THE MOST HUMANE THING TO DO IS TO BRING THEM INTO AN AIR CONDITIONED PLACE.
Barrington forecast, according to the National Weather Service:
To avoid heat-related illness, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services recommends the following:
NOTE: The Barrington Senior Center at 229 Trenton Ave. has been designated as a cooling center for the borough, a location for residents to escape the heat. Call (856) 547-1930 for details.