We’re tracking a hazy, hot, and humid afternoon as the current heat wave chugs along. Mostly clear skies offer very little natural relief from the heat. A HEAT ADVISORY is now in effect for north and northeastern counties until 8:00pm tonight. Temperatures are rising into the low to mid-90s and heat index values are near 100 degrees. A few isolated showers and storms have blossomed mainly south of I-64. This is the only relief we get.
Heat will continue through the middle of the work week and humidity goes along with it. The heat wave will begin breaking down as high pressure does so as well. As the pressure lowers, better chances for showers/storms will enter the forecast. By the middle of the week, the weather story will turn from heat to storms. Until then, be prepared for dangerous heat (especially in the counties under the heat advisory). For more information on heat-related illnesses check out the StormTracker Weather Blog including information on treatment. The upcoming stormy pattern will take us through the work week and into the upcoming weekend