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Dangerous heat and humidity through Saturday

Posted at 8:23 AM, Jul 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-29 13:52:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Friday was the hottest day of the year so far, with highs in the upper 90s and a maximum heat index around 110.


High temperatures, which are officially taken in the shade, and will reach the mid to upper 90s Saturday afternoon. In the direct sun, it will be even hotter.

Muggy conditions, combined with the hot temperatures, will produce heat index values well over 100. In some locations, the feels-like temperatures may break 110.

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Saturday evening for central and eastern Virginia. The heat index will be at least 105, but could exceed 110.


A Heat Advisory is in effect through Saturday evening for areas west of I-95. The heat index will be at least 100, and could exceed 105.


The heat will lessen somewhat on Sunday, but the feels-like temps will still be 95-100.


Less humid air will move in for the week ahead, and highs will stay below 90.


Stay With CBS 6, The Weather Authority.


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