Pinpoint Weather: Heat Advisory for Sunday and Monday

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Uncomfortable heat and humidity impacts Southwest and Central Virginia for Sunday and Monday.

A few spotty showers and storms will try to make their way into the region for Sunday, but many will see little to no rain. Some storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, so stay weather-aware. However, our main concern for Sunday is the heat and humidity outside.

A Heat Advisory has been issued for Sunday from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. for portions of Southside and Central Virginia, as well as Roanoke County (this includes Salem and the City of Roanoke). Afternoon temperatures are already in the mid to upper 90s in these areas. Along with the high humidity, heat index values (or what it “feels like”) will be between 100 -106. These uncomfortable conditions could lead to heat-related illnesses.

Another Heat Advisory will go into effect Monday from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. for portions of Southside, Central Virginia, and the Roanoke Valley (the advisory for Monday includes Botetourt and Rockbridge counties). Once again, it will feel like it’s in the triple-digits in these locations.

If you are going outside Sunday or Monday afternoon, it is crucial to stay cool and hydrated. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes and put on plenty of sunscreen. Make sure to find a shady spot to take frequent breaks. If you need to work outside, consider working in the morning or during the evening when temperatures are cooler.

Isolated storms are possible Monday afternoon, but rain chances will go up for the middle of the week. Scattered showers and storms are expected for Tuesday and Wednesday. The heat remains in the forecast for the upcoming week.

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