First Alert Weather Day: Temperatures soar into the 90s again

Wednesday - Thursday are First Alert Weather Days for the heat

Another day of mid 90s heat

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far, with a First Alert Weather Day for Thursday.

The highs will get to the upper 90s, with the record being 98°, which was set in 1991.

We’ll be close but probably will fall just shy of the records. Regardless, it’s going to be very hot for May.

Big high pressure ridge centered near the Southeastern U.S. is responsible for the heat, but should begin to break down a little beginning Friday into the weekend, which should lead to some slightly cooler temperatures.

Remember to take precautions if you have to be out in the hot weather for long periods of time. Stay in the shade if possible and keep well-hydrated.

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