First Alert Weather Day: Record-setting heat possible Sunday

First Alert Weather Day Wednesday for heat too

First Alert Weather Day: Record-setting heat possible Sunday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Sunday is a First Alert Weather Day as temperatures are likely to soar into the mid 90s. (This times out nicely with the first pool weekend of the summer for many neighborhoods!)

Forecast high temperature for Sunday is 94°. This would be the hottest temperature we have seen all season. If we do hit 94° it’ll tie the record set back in 1991.

And this heat won’t be a one-day thing. We think temperatures will stay well above average through next week...while Denver gets late season snow, we are baking EARLIER than average and the heat looks to continue through early June.

Sunday also features the chance of a few strong storms. A portion of central VA is included in the *slight* risk category from the Storm Prediction Center. Any storm that develop will have the potential to produce some heavy rain and strong gusty winds.

Best time frame will be during the late afternoon and evening. Be sure to have the NBC12 weather app with you if you have any outdoor plans!

We also have a First Alert Weather Day for Wednesday, with highs forecast in the upper 90′s which would be the hottest of this heat wave. The record high Wednesday is 98 set in 1991.

Make sure that you stay cool and hydrated as best as you can! And don’t forget about your pets!

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