ROANOKE, Va. – Sunshine and high heat continue into our Tuesday, leading to near-record highs in parts of the area. Most of us reach into the low to mid 90s after about 1 p.m. As we’ve said multiple times this summer, make sure you’re listening to your body. Drink water, take breaks, seek shade, etc.
As kids head back to school, make sure they’re avoiding those hotter surfaces like slides on the playground. Those can turn extremely hot in direct sunlight.
As high pressure continues to build across the Southeast this week, we’ll see the heat continuing with minimal storm chances. There’s no hope of a “cold” front coming through for the time being either.
Therefore, we expect highs in the higher elevations to be in the 80s and the rest of the area to top out in the 90s throughout the rest of the week.
Despite a plume of dust moving off the Sahara Desert, there are three different tropical waves to track over the next few days. The National Hurricane Center has placed anywhere from a 40-60% chance of these developing.
The next names on the list are Ida, Julian and Kate. Having said that, there’s no immediate threat to southwest or central Virginia. We’ll keep you posted by sending alerts to Your Local Weather Authority app.