First Alert Weather Days for hottest temperatures of the year

101° Tied a record yesterday

First Alert Weather Days for hottest temperatures of the year
A Heat Advisory is in effect for Monday afternoon for all counties shaded in orange with an Excessive Heat Warning for counties shaded in bright pink, where the Heat Index could exceed 110 degrees. (Source: WWBT)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - We are squarely in the typical hottest time of year. From July 1 to July 21, Richmond’s average high is 90°, so when temperatures go just a few degrees above that, it gets uncomfortable quickly.

A Heat Advisory is in effect again on Monday as high temperatures approach 100° with a heat index above 105°. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for eastern Virginia near the Chesapeake Bay where the humidity levels will be higher, leading to a Heat Index approaching or exceeding 110 degrees.

A Heat Advisory is in effect for Monday afternoon for all counties shaded in orange with an Excessive Heat Warning for counties shaded in bright pink, where the Heat Index could exceed 110 degrees.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for Monday afternoon for all counties shaded in orange with an Excessive Heat Warning for counties shaded in bright pink, where the Heat Index could exceed 110 degrees. (Source: WWBT)

This chart from the National Weather Service explains Heat Index. This is “what it feels like” when you factor the humidity into the temperature. To use the chart just follow the temperature readings on the top and match it with the humidity value along the side and that gives you the heat index value.

First Alert Weather Days Sunday & Monday
First Alert Weather Days Sunday & Monday (Source: WWBT)

The National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA have these reminders as we head into these next few days.

Heat index values in the 100s can quickly lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke
Heat index values in the 100s can quickly lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke (Source: NWS Wakefield)

With high heat, the soil can dry out quickly. Don’t forget about your pets! We are monitoring a growing drought concern here. Click here for our blog.

Stay safe, stay hydrated and stay cool!

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