Thursday, June 5, 2008

And then it was summer...

From today's newspaper...

Temperatures are expected to approach a record high today in the Richmond region, which is under a heat advisory from noon until 8 p.m.

Today’s forecast calls for temperatures as high as 94 degrees, which would be three degrees short of the record set in 1943.

Add a moderate dose of humidity, and temperatures will feel like more than 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in a public advisory issued early today.

“High temperatures in the 90s combined with moderate humidity will result in heat indices in many places, averaging from 100 to 110 degrees for several hours each day,” the advisory says.

Today, high temperatures will pair with isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. Tomorrow, temperatures climb again, with a high near 97 expected.

Saturday will likely be even steamier, with a high near 101. And next week, highs in the 90s will continue.

The heat wave comes after a series of violent storms caused by low-pressure fronts moving through the area.

We're remaining indoors today--and for the rest of the week--thank you very much! It normally doesn't get like this until mid-July and August!


Marit said...

Oh my, that sounds HOT!
Maybe it will make the kids sleepy and give you more nap time?? (one can always hope....)

Suburbia said...

The weather seems weird everywhere. Sometimes I get a little spooked just thinking about it. In Spain they've had the worst May weather since 1940, wet and cold. It's wet here too but tonight's forcast looks like the weekend will be a little dryer.

Sorry to go on so but you know I'm obsessed with the weather!