The heat and humidity remain to be an issue as the ridge of high pressure dominates the eastern half of the country. The mercury in the thermometer will be in the 90s for the 4th straight day in Roanoke and two more are in the forecast.

The stormy pattern is still on the table so expect to hear the rumble of thunder at times through the evening. The storms seem to be holding off a bit today, but this type of environment could see storms pop and expand rapidly at the drop of a hat.

There is a Special Weather Statement issued today for the heat and humidity. No Advisories are in the offing but the hot pattern is still very dangerous.

Big issue is the heat, temperatures, and humidity levels combine for a heat index of nearly 100 today. This is the time to stay safe, check on the elderly, mind your pets, and never ever leave kids or pets in a car in this heat.

Thursday will see more of the same, the highs will be in the 90s and humidity will make it feel like 100 at times. Stormy weather is possible late in the day so keep an eye on the sky if you are out and about.

More heat Friday and storms look to be returning as well. The exact path or location of the storms is tough to nail down, but at the moment it looks like the storms will be in SW Virginia. That is subject to change of course.

Saturday we finally get some relief, highs in the low 80s, and dry and breezy. A cold front is expected to cross the Commonwealth late Friday and that should scour out the low-level moisture/humidity. Sunday will be below normal too.

Stay Safe,
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist