3rd day in a row central NC under Heat Advisory

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Southland temperatures will climb this weekend amid an influx of monsoonal moisture, a heightened threat of wildfires, and an increased risk of heat-related illnesses, National Weather Service forecasters said.

The warmth and humidity will likely result in at least one record warm low temperature, or what's called a record "high minimum".

Heat, which has passed the 90 degree mark, and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure, according to the advisory.

We'll have another really hot day Friday with temperatures in the mid 90's, but relief comes our way just in time for the weekend!

-An Excessive Heat Warning from 11 a.m.to 8 p.m. Thursday, for the Philadelphia metro area (northwestern Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties). Following a possible lull Friday morning, another push of thunderstorms will turn up Friday afternoon through evening. Severe storms are possible with gusty winds, hail, and heavy downpours possible.

The rain and transition to a new air mass makes Friday's temperature forecast challenging. This weekend though, the coverage looks higher and that's poor timing for SlossFest.

A line of storms could move into the central part of the state in the afternoon. I don't expect a wash out, but I do expect showers and storms to cover about 40-50 percent of central Alabama at times.

The NWS warned that triple-digit temperatures are expected in mountain and valley areas of Los Angeles County and that they'll decline only to the 70s and 80s during the night. Lows in the upper 70s.

Vanessa Coleman