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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.