Excessive heat warning issued as Democratic convention nears


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s extra sunny in Philadelphia, just in time for the Democratic National Convention.

Officials are warning residents and visitors to take precautions as hot and humid weather settles over the city.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning through Monday, the convention’s first day. Meteorologists warned the heat index would be in the 100s, the heat wave’s peak day.

The same warnings are in effect throughout the Midwest and Arizona, where a 12-year-old boy died Friday while hiking in Phoenix. Temperatures reached 112. Other parts of the Northeast, including New York City, are under heat advisories while parts of New England have severe thunderstorm warnings.

Philadelphia is assigning medics to take part in marches. Two medic tents, two “missing” tents and water will be available for DNC demonstrators.

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