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Hot and humid weather blankets the midstate

Written by Rachel McDevitt/Radio Pennsylvania | Jul 7, 2016 5:51 AM
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FILE PHOTO: Walter Swinehart cools off in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(State College) -- The midstate is in the midst of run of hot, humid days.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service in State College say the region is on the cusp of a mini-heat wave.

Temperatures will hover around 90 degrees and combined with the humidity, it will feel even hotter. 

But Meteorologist Matthew Steinbugl says there is some relief in the forecast.

"Temperatures are going to be falling back into the 80s and, more importantly, the humidity levels are going to be dropping off for later in the weekend into early next week," he said.

Until the weather breaks, people are advised to take some heat safety precautions -- like staying hydrated, taking breaks in the shade if you work outdoors and making sure they don't leave children or pets in a car, even if it's just for a few minutes.

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