Mother Nature is continuing to turn up the heat on the Pittsburgh region, which makes it very important to take precautions to stay safe.
A band of strong thunderstorms moved through the area overnight packing high winds and hail and more could be on the way Thursday.
The best advice during a heat wave is to stay out of the sun and in the air conditioning. However, for some people that simply isn’t an option especially, with the Fourth of July holiday looming.
Firefighters were called to the scene of a duplex fire in Homewood, but the high temperatures outside made it even more difficult to fight.
Temperatures are expected to soar above 90 degrees again today, which has prompted the Department of Environmental Protection to declare a code orange Air Quality Action day for the Pittsburgh area.
“These are people that are working in the environment, athletes and it doesn’t really take much in this environment to increase your body temperature significantly,” says Dr. Vukmir. “So you’ve got people that actually are working and that group comes in with heat exhaustion, heat cramps.”
When temperatures rise above 90 degrees, there’s a lot of concern for the elderly. The heat is on and lots of people are heading to cooler climates, including the Homewood Healthy Active Living Community Center that is going to be doubling as a cooling center.
Mother Nature is going to turn up the heat this week as temperatures will climb into the 90s. According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, a mini heat wave is on the way for the Pittsburgh area this week.
The holiday weekend warm-up is being welcomed by some, but the arrival of the hot temperatures is bringing with it a warning from doctors and other experts.
With temperatures soaring into the upper 80s and possibly above this weekend, officials in the City of Pittsburgh are opening community cooling centers.
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