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!