An excessive heat watch has been issued for parts of New Jersey beginning Wednesday afternoon and ending late Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.

Temperatures are expected to peak in the upper 90s on Wednesday and could reach 100 degrees Thursday. Night time temperatures will fall to the upper 70s.

The heat will be felt most strongly in urban areas and residents are urged to seek out air conditioning or shade and to drink plenty of water.
An excessive heat watch is issued whenever a prolonged period of hot temperatures and high humidity are expected.

The heat watch was issued for Mercer, Gloucester, Camden, and Northwestern Burlington counties. Urban cities of high risk include, Trenton, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, and Mount Holly.