Scorching hot Father's Day weekend underway

Estimated rain totals

Estimated rain totals

On Saturday, temperatures will reach 95 degrees with a heat index of 100 and on Sunday, temperatures are expected to get to 97 degrees and a heat index of 102.

"Early-season hot spell over Father's Day Weekend will likely reach oppressive to risky levels on Monday", according to the National Weather Service at State College. A slight breeze might help break up the heat a bit, but the NWS is warning the high temperatures could be unsafe to children and the elderly. Most of the day will feature sun and clouds, but isolated showers and thunderstorms have the potential of popping up during the afternoon and evening hours.

The big jump in heat and humidity begins on Sunday. A long stretch of hot and humid weather is on tap for next week.

A cold front approaching from the northwest is expected to pass through the area late Tuesday and Tuesday night, possibly bringing with it showers and thunderstorms.

The hottest day looks to be Tuesday with highs 95°-100° in most areas, and a heat index near or above 105°.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Temperatures will be very slow drop off and remain in the low 90s around 7 p.m. The hot weather is sure: highs 91ºF to 95ºF with a heat index near or above 100ºF. Heat Advisories are in effect for much of the rest of the area.

The high temperatures and humidity could lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke, according to the weather service. But meteorologists say by the end of the weekend, it's going to feel a whole lot warmer in the Lehigh Valley.

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