The air is heavy.
The sun's rays, relentless.
And the mercury is probably bubbling inside the thermometer.
But for many workers, a day's pay depends on a full day's work outdoors in the sun, no matter the conditions.
"I don't think about it," said Steve Matalavage of Dutch Hill Construction in Tamaqua. He and his sweat-soaked crew installed a sidewalk along Washington Street on Tuesday, and the conditions were unpleasant.