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Central Virginia enters a heatwave with the longest stretch of heat so far this summer

Highs Tuesday, September 5, 2023. (Credit: WSET)
Highs Tuesday, September 5, 2023. (Credit: WSET)
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Let me start off by saying, this summer has been very mild, with a few 90-degree days here and there. A majority of the time this summer has been spent with highs in the 80s.

For Lynchburg, the longest hot snap we have seen so far this summer was four 90-degree days in a row at the end of July. One of those days, the hottest we've seen this summer, was on was on July 28 at 95 degrees. This was record-breaking heat for the day, but of course, some summers were forecasting triple digits and that has not been the case this summer.

We will likely see a 5-day stretch of 90-degree heat, with two of those days behind us. We have officially made it to 90 today at the Lynchburg airport, this means we're in a heatwave and will be through Thursday.

Rain chances stay low until the end of the week. Thursday through Saturday, afternoon thunderstorm chances increase.

By the weekend, it will be noticeably cooler. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.

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