RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The temperature is sizzling outside today. It's been so hot that five people may have died because of the heat in three states.
People are doing what they can to beat the heat. In the northeast, some schools are letting students out early.
Remember to keep an eye on your pets — let them indoors if they need to cool off.
If you have some elderly neighbors, it might be a good idea to check on them today too.
Stay hydrated by carrying extra water bottles with you.
As of right now, we haven't heard if the City of Richmond is opening up its cooling shelter.