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Labor Day weekend warming up ahead of heatwave potential next week

First half of September looks above normal. (Credit: WSET)
First half of September looks above normal. (Credit: WSET)
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Central Virginia is in for some pleasant and comfortable days, Friday and Saturday, but changes begin the second half of the weekend.

We'll start to feel the heat on Sunday, with temperatures climbing to the upper 80s and low 90s. Factoring in humidity, it will likely feel 3-4 degrees warmer.

Labor Day will be the first stretch of days in the 90s. We will likely enter into a heatwave by Wednesday.

Along the way, the commonwealth does not have any large-scale rain chances for the next seven days.

By Labor Day, we will *potentially* kick off the longest stretch of 90+ degree days we've seen so far this summer. The long-range forecast suggests that the heat and humidity will continue through mid-September.

There could be a handful of days in the mid to upper 80s. But Central Virginia will, for the most part, see above-normal conditions until the start of fall.

It's worth noting that the longest stretch of 90s Lynchburg has seen this summer was at the end of July, with four consecutive 90-degree days.

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