First Alert Weather Day: Heat index to soar above 100 on Wednesday

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First Alert Weather Day: Heat index to soar above 100 on Wednesday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Wednesday is expected to be the hottest day of the week and is a First Alert Weather Day because the combination of heat/humidity could bring the heat index to 100+.

The high temperature Wednesday is forecast to reach 96 degrees and with dew points in the low 70s, the Heat Index could make it feel miserable if you are working outside for long periods of time.

While we are forecasting 96...it might sneak a little higher. Here’s the latest High Resolution Model for Today’s high:

Wednesday is expected to be the hottest day, but there won’t be much relief for the rest of the week with high temperatures in the low 90s each day along with oppressive humidity.

The National Weather Service provides the following tips for staying safe in the heat.

There’s also a marginal (low end) threat of severe storms Wednesday afternoon. Storms will likely be isolated but could produce gusty winds and localized flooding. Any storm that forms will move slowly.

Note: The humidity will stay HIGH through Sunday. So be ready to sweat!

Cooling stations will be open in Richmond to assist residents between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Southside Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Road
  • Department of Social Services, 900 East Marshall Street

Bottled water will be available at the cooling stations.

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