The title of this blog may seem a bit misleading, as many people could argue that the heat never really went anywhere. To an extent that's true. I'm referring to the extreme heat, which can be considered temperatures at or above 95º. Our numbers have backed down just a bit into the lower 90s for the past day or two. Coupled with lower levels of humidity, it has been a nice break of sorts. Don't expect this reprieve to last too long.
Our next surge of heat and humidity will arrive here in central Virginia beginning on Thursday. Heat will gradually creep back up into the mid 90s. Humidity will also be on the rise, putting the heat index near 100º on Thursday afternoon. Friday will only see things get hotter and muggier. Highs will soar into the upper 90s, with some areas flirting with 100º. With the humidity factored in, the heat index on Friday will be around 105º with some isolated areas approaching 110º! These conditions will slowly modify over the weekend as a front approaches, giving us a few storm chances and slightly cooler weather. Our afternoon highs look to stay in the 90s for the better part of the next seven days, so there's no true relief in sight from the summer sizzle.
How did the lower humidity impact your comfort factors outdoors, if at all? Leave a comment in the comments section at the bottom of this blog!
Until next time,