National Weather Service: Dangerous Heat
Excessive heat warning until 7 p.m., possible t-storms and flooding
The National Weather Service, out of Mount Holly, N.J., issued an excessive heat warning for Montgomery County and surrounding counties early this morning; it will remain in effect until 7 p.m.
According to the warning, heat index values will be in the mid-90s this afternoon. This is the first hot spell of the season.
And, according to a hazardous weather outlook released at 5:52 a.m., showers and thunderstorms today may produce very heavy rain and flooding.
The National Weather Service suggests the usual precautions: wearing light clothing, drinking water, seeking refuge in the air conditioning and checking up on pets.