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Temperatures near record levels Tuesday through Thursday

Temperatures top out in the low to mid 90s each afternoon

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ROANOKE, Va. – Memorial Day hasn't been too hot, especially in comparison to the last several days. However, we'll see the return of near-record heat again Tuesday through Thursday. The map above shows a warm front that will lift north of the area Monday evening, putting us in the "warm sector."

High temperatures Tuesday afternoon will at least be within a few degrees of the record. Most areas reach the low to mid 90s. Meanwhile, in the NRV and Mountain Empire - we'll be in the 80s. 

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Expect more of the same Wednesday and Thursday, as high pressure remains in firm control of our weather. 

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High pressure breaks down, as the jet stream drifts farther south this coming weekend. Once that happens, it puts a stop to the heat wave and will perhaps give us the chance for a few more storms. 

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