Hot, muggy weather grips the Delaware Valley again

    Today will be hot. Even hotter than yesterday, which was a record-setter: The National Weather Service says the 97 degrees recorded in Philadelphia was two degrees above the old record for the date recorded three years ago. The 96-degree highs recorded in Allentown and Reading were also new records for the date. In addition, the 91 degrees recorded at Mount Pocono was three degrees above the old record for the date set back in 1999.

    Schools are letting out again early today at 1:30 p.m., with temperatures expected to hit 100 degrees.

    If you don’t have air conditioning, and can’t find a pool to dip in to, head to a mall or the movies to cool down.

    For further tips, call the heat hotline: 215-765-9040. Also, check out WHYY’s Phil Gregory interview with New Jersey’s health commissioner about coping with the high temperatures.

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