Severe thunderstorms from Beryl in forecast today as heat scorches Lehigh Valley

The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings with heat indexes up to 108 degrees in today's forecast before thunderstorms hit.

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The Mid-Atlantic is facing multiple weather threats on Wednesday with dangerous heat indexes up to 108 degrees across parts of eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey along with two rounds of severe thunderstorms from the remnants of Beryl. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings for both Lehigh and Northampton counties where high temperatures and humidity could combine for the most oppressive conditions. Most counties in New Jersey are under the same warning.

“It will be dangerously hot and humid this afternoon across the entire region,” the weather service’s New Jersey office said an update early Wednesday, noting a “significant increased risk for heat illnesses.” Nearly all of New Jersey is under heat warnings and advisories on Wednesday with heat indexes up to 108 degrees across parts of the state. Multiple rounds of thunderstorms from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl could hit the state Wednesday, along with more storms Thursday night into Friday.



Accuweather and National Weather Service The remnants of Beryl continue to track well west of the region, but the influence of the storm system could trigger multiple rounds of thunderstorms, the weather service said. “The heat and humidity will help fuel severe thunderstorms Wednesday into Wednesday evening as tropical moisture from Beryl sweeps into the region from the Midwest,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brandon Buckingham . The forecast calls for an initial round of isolated storms in th.