The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a special weather statement that alerts residents across much of Western Pennsylvania to be prepared for extreme hot and humid conditions Friday and Saturday.
The NWS says a warm front will cross the region Friday and Saturday with daytime highs expected to reach into the lower 90's. With increasing humidity levels, the heat index can reach 100 or more. The weather service advisory says residents should consider curtailing activities and drinking plenty of water. Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothes and stay out of the sun as much as possible. Being in direct sunlight can make a person feel even 15 degrees hotter. Officials ask that residents check on elderly and others who may be impacted to a greater extent by the heat and humidity.
The counties under this special advisory are Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland.
The city of Pittsburgh is extending hours at two senior centers tomorrow. The Homewood and South Side Healthy-Active Living Centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday July 23 to provide seniors with cooling stations as temperatures are predicted to reach 90 degrees.
Refreshments will be provided during the extended hours and there will be games and internet access.
South Side - 12th Street & Bingham Street - 412.488.8404
Homewood - 7321 Frankstown Avenue – 412.244.4190