National Weather Service as of 5:00 PM, Tuesday, July 16, 2019:
Dangerous heat and humidity is expected for the remainder of this week into the weekend, even into next Monday. Much of the area along/east of I-95 will see heat index readings above 105 degrees Wednesday and again on Thursday. The worst of the heat will occur late this week into the weekend, with heat index values expected to top out above 110 degrees for much of the area. Prepare now for this dangerous heat and humidity! Make sure to take plenty of breaks and drink plenty of water to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke. And never leave children or pets alone in vehicles for any period of time.
Threat: Prolonged Excessive and Dangerous Heat Wave. A Heat Advisory is already in effect for Wednesday for much of the area.
Location: Central/South Central VA, Tidewater / Eastern VA, Hampton Roads, MD/VA Eastern Shore, and Northeast NC.
Timing: Hot and humid weather is expected from Wednesday through the weekend.
Overview and Impacts:
- Heat and humidity build midweek increasing through the weekend. Heat indices may reach or exceed 105° across interior Eastern and Southeast VA and Northeast NC in Wednesday and Thursday; then expect excessive heat and humidity Friday, Saturday and Sunday with widespread high temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100° and heat indices of 105 ° to 110 °.
- Heat Advisories are in effect for Wednesday and will likely be need again Thursday. Excessive Heat Warnings are likely for at least portions of the area this weekend.
Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are expected Thursday. Locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning are likely in any storms that do develop.
- The probability for thunderstorms is very low from Friday through the weekend.
A break down of the hot weather pattern as well as increased chances for thunderstorms may occur Monday or more likely Tuesday of next week.
- Heat Illness https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-illness
- Heat Safety https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat
- Stay indoors, in air-conditioning as much as possible. Some localities will open cooling centers as temperatures rise each day.
- Avoid strenuous work during the heat of the day realizing the heat index will warm to over 100 degrees by late morning most days.
- If outdoors plan for limited work time and take frequent beaks in air conditioning.
- Dress in lightweight, loose fitting clothing.
- Drink plenty of water and fluids. If planning to be outdoors, hydrate the night before and in the morning before going out. Avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol.
- Eat well balanced, light and regular meals.
- Be sure to take care of horses, livestock and outdoor pets during extreme heat waves.
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National Weather Service - Wakefield, VA