Independence Day could be a revolution in heat

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Though the July 4th holiday is 10 days away, some long-range forecast models are indicating that portions of the Independence Day Weekend could feature temperatures well into the upper-80s./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Though the July 4th holiday is 10 days away, some long-range forecast models are indicating that portions of the Independence Day Weekend could feature temperatures well into the upper-80s./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Though the July 4th holiday is 10 days away, some long-range forecast models are indicating that portions of the Independence Day Weekend could feature temperatures well into the upper-80s. 

And that could only be the beginning of a prolonged heat spell that starts with the work week that follows the Independence Day weekend.

According to the NCEP GFS weather model, temperatures on Friday, July 5 will top out near 90 degrees across much of the interior portion of South Jersey.

Anyone venturing down the I-95 corridor may have to endure 95-degree high temperatures as well, especially in the urban heat centers of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Richmond.

In fact, NOAA’s Climate Forecasting Center indicates a great likelihood of above-normal temperatures to continue through July 8.

AccuWeather chimes in with a string of 90-degree days in South Jersey following the Independence Day holiday.

The Weather Channel isn’t quite as optimistic but keeps the July 4th warmth contained to the middle-80s.


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