Editor's note: The National Weather Service has now issued a heat advisory for Monday, July 20 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Heat waves are expected to hit central Pa., including Lancaster County, this weekend and into early next week.
According to the National Weather Service, the high for Saturday is 96 degrees and it's expected to drop to the low 70s during the night. It's projected to get even hotter on Sunday, with the high set at 97 degrees and the low at 75. With the added heat index, it could feel as high as 100 degrees on Sunday.
It will be warm this afternoon, but oppressive heat & humidity will build for Sunday and Monday. Heat indices > 100°F in the Lower Susquehanna Valley and >90°F elsewhere will be the highest values so far in 2020. Stay hydrated, limit exposure, and check on elderly & pets. #PAwx pic.twitter.com/kJCg9nbhw3— NWS State College (@NWSStateCollege) July 18, 2020
This wave is expected to carry over into early next week, where we see a high of at least 95 degrees up until Tuesday.
The NWS advises staying out of the heat as much as possible and to stay hydrated when outside.