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Toasty Temperatures Arrive Next Week

If you’re planning for any outdoor activities, this weekend would be a great time to get outside before we start approaching temperatures in the 90s.

Temperatures waver in the upper 80s for most of the region with few clouds in the sky. However, it will be very hard to tell we have cooled down, as the humidity is here to stay for the foreseeable future. It’ll be a great day to get outside for some fun activities (such as WSLS Shreds from 8am-12pm at the Berglund Center!)

Zonal Highs

Zonal Highs

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Father’s Day will essentially be a redo of what we experience Saturday, with identical temperatures and sun for the entirety of the day.

A few isolated storms will be possible Friday afternoon

A few isolated storms will be possible Friday afternoon

As we head into next week, the heat and humidity builds as high pressure sucks plenty of moisture into the eastern United States. The combination of this warm, tropic airmass and the lack of winds will lead to what we could potentially classify as a heat wave. A stray shower or storm due to the abundance of moisture can’t be ruled out, but overall we’ll remain mostly dry for the foreseeable future. Places such as Chicago and Cincinnati could see heat indices rise into the 100s, which is very abnormal for this time of year. Here in southwest Virginia, we’ll brave the heat indices in the mid to upper 90s, with no real signs of cooling down. It wouldn’t be surprising if we are talking about drought conditions for parts of Virginia this time next week.

Turning very humid at times next week

Turning very humid at times next week

National Heat Index Forecast

National Heat Index Forecast

Pay attention to your body if you’re going to be working outside. We sweat to cool down. When it’s humid, that cooling process takes longer.

As we mentioned in yesterday’s article, here are some things you’ll want to keep in mind the rest of the warm season.

– Stay hydrated.

– Take breaks.

– Seek shade.

– Check on children/the elderly.

– Never leave any living thing in a hot car.

– Don’t walk bare foot on hotter surfaces like concrete or asphalt.


Source: WSLS News 10

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