FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY Tuesday; Heat and storms

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY Tuesday; Heat and storms

(WWBT) - First Alert Weather Day continues for Tuesday. There is a Heat Advisory from the National Weather Service for southeastern VA, including metro RVA. While high temperatures should stay in the mid 90s, like Monday, slightly higher dew points and humidity will cause somewhat higher heat index levels, potentially in 100-105 range.

There will also be the risk for severe thunderstorms each afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday, with a marginal risk from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) each afternoon and evening.  Damaging wind gusts will be possible.

Remember your heat safety tips:

  • Wear the light weight, light colored clothing and stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • If you are working or playing outside, remember to take frequent breaks in the shade or preferably an air conditioned space.
  • Please be sure to check on the elderly and make sure your outdoor pets have a shady place to stay cool and that they too have plenty of fresh water to drink!

A cold front will drop south of the area later Wednesday..

That front pushes just south of the area by Thursday and Friday allowing temperatures to remain closer to seasonal norms for this time of year (upper 80s).

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