🇺🇸When we could see record high Memorial Day weekend

Posted at 10:53 AM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 09:54:50-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- After some slightly cooler and less humid air on Saturday, heat and humidity have returned for Sunday.

After morning lows near 70° in the metro, afternoon highs will reach the low and mid 90s.  It will be a little cooler in northern Virginia and at the coast.

A weak cold front will drop temperatures and humidity levels slightly again on Monday.

It will turn more humid on Tuesday with highs back into the low and mid 90s.

The orientation of the jet stream will allow the hottest air of the year so far to be overhead on Wednesday.  Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s.

We tied a record low Sunday morning, and there is the potential for record highs on Sunday and Wednesday.

With the humidity, the heat index will be near or surpass 100° Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Highs will be in the low to mid 90s on Thursday, but a cold front will drop temps a little for the end of the week.

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