Continuing to Dial Up the Heat This Week

This summer’s first heat wave rages on...

ROANOKE, Va. – We’re going to be, as the Merrymen once said, “feeling hot hot hot.”

Above average temps this week

The ongoing heat wave continues to churn out temperatures up to 12 degrees above average this week. Temperatures Tuesday will hover around the 90 degree mark in the afternoon.

At the end of the week, temperatures rise into the mid to upper 90s. We could see relief in the form of some widespread rain during the weekend, which would drop humidity values and make it feel much more tolerable. While it is early to tell the extent of rain and storms, it appears quite likely that we will see precipitation.

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It’ll feel comparable to the tropics as a strong center of high pressure pulls warm, humid, air from the Gulf of Mexico into the Mid-Atlantic. We could end up seeing temperatures in the mid 90s by Friday.

If you’re celebrating National Go Fishing Day, it’ll be a nice day to do so. Just don’t forget to bring some water and sunscreen!

National Go Fishing Day Forecast

It’s important to remain aware of the heat, and take the proper precautions when being outside. Heat related illnesses can have serious and occasionally life-threatening consequences, so stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade. Take care of your furry friends by making sure they stay properly hydrated and protecting their paws from hot pavement and other artificial surfaces.

7 Day Outlook

We could see our first tropical system of 2024, as the National Hurricane Center has designated an area of low pressure as Potential Tropical Cyclone 1. As of right now, it appears this storm will develop into our first tropical storm of the year, and be named “Alberto.” A separate area of low pressure off the eastern coast of Florida has a 20% chance of forming over

Potential Tropical Cyclone 1

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