First Alert: Hot, humid across Virginia next week

Forecast model guidance is backing off on the extreme heat for next week
Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 3:41 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2021 at 7:19 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Don’t put away the shorts and swimsuits quite yet, because forecast model guidance is hinting at an extended period of hotter than average temperatures next week.

It looks increasingly likely that Central Virginia will see at least several days with high temperatures in the low 90s. However forecast models are backing off on the extreme heat that was previously predicted.

The extended period of hot weather will be the result of a “Bermuda high pressure” off the east coast of the U.S., which will pump in heat and humidity with a southwest breeze across the eastern seaboard.

Remember to drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks if spending time outdoors, and seek the AC as temperatures turn dangerously hot.

Next week, the NBC12 First Alert Weather Team will be sharing a special series of stories on Virginia’s summertime weather. Be sure to tune in during the evening news!

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