This will give rise to heat index concerns, especially in the urban corridor and points southeast of the Lehigh Valley, where heat indices in the 100 to 105 range will be possible.
According to the release, the projections were made by averaging 18 high-resolution climate models between April and October to calculate the number of high heat index days.
The report pulled together predictions about global temperature increases from 18 scientific sources, Dahl said.
Temperatures could steam past the century mark by this weekend as a hot and humid airmass builds into the region, promising the state's most miserable and potentially risky heat of the year. "Nearly everywhere, people will experience more days of risky heat even in the next few decades".
Rachel Licker, senior climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists and report co-author, said, "The rise in days with extreme heat will change life as we know it nationwide, but with significant regional differences". Highs will fall to 87 degrees Wednesday and 82 degrees Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Those extreme conditions pose extreme health risks, according to the report.
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"We have little to no experience with "off-the-charts" heat in the U.S.", Spanger-Siegfried said. Both numbers are higher than over the same time past year.
Maximum heat indices could peak from 100 degrees to 108 degrees each day. "Exposure to conditions in that range makes it hard for human bodies to cool themselves and could be deadly", she added.
The heat index, a measure of how the temperature feels to the human body when things like humidity are factored in, may not fall below 85 degrees in some places this weekend.
Almost half of the USA population will see temperatures of at least 95 degrees over the next seven days, according to meteorologists. This extra Carbon dioxide causes temperatures of the atmosphere and oceans to rise to levels that can not be explained by natural factors, scientists say. "We need to employ our most ambitious actions to prevent the rise of extreme heat - to save lives and safeguard the quality of life for today's children, who will live our their days in the future we're now creating".