Hot summer day in Philadelphia [photos]

    How hot is it in Philadelphia?

    Hot enough to slow everything down Wednesday.

    Dogs stopped walking, brows started sweating, and a cooling center even shut down.


    Thursday’s high will be a much more tolerable 86 degrees, and temperatures will even dip into the 70s in Philadelphia this weekend. Enjoy it while it lasts, because there are surely more scorching days to come.

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