RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Are you ready for this? Dangerous heat and humidity will make it unbearable to be outdoors for any length of time Friday into the beginning of next week. A huge heat ridge that has been producing high temperatures in the nation’s Heartland this week ranging 100-115 degrees is expanding its grip eastward toward us. In anticipation of this heat wave, parts of the Commonwealth are already under an Excessive Heat Watch for Friday.
Also the Carolinas are bracing for impact as well with Excessive Heat Warnings (in dark red). On this map, you can see much of the central U.S. is still being hit hard by the high heat, with Heat Advisories (orange) and Excessive Heat Warnings (pink):
Be safe in this serious heat wave! Check on your neighbors, bring the pets indoors to A/C, watch children closely for signs of heat-related illnesses, and stay aware of your own symptoms. CLICK HERE for more on heat safety.