RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – High temperatures across much of the area will break 100° Friday, making it the hottest day since last July 29, when it hit 103°.
The heat combined with the humidity will produce a heat index, or “feels like temperature”, of 105° or hotter during the hottest point of the afternoon. A heat advisory is in effect for much of the area into this evening. [BONUS: Upload your "beating the extreme heat" photos]
A few spots to the northwest of the metro may see the heat index hit 110°, so an excessive heat warning has been issued. These advisories & warnings will likely be issued each day this weekend.
Record highs will get challenged or broken through Sunday. These are the record highs for Richmond through Sunday:
- 101° from 1980 Friday
- 103° from 1936 Saturday
- 102° from 1945 Sunday
There will be a modest decrease in temperatures during next week, but highs will still be in the low to mid 90s. We could see some better relief next weekend.