In what’s been a cool summer overall with only 2 days above 95 degrees, we’re about to finally get a good old-fashioned heat wave. The big heat from the Southwest will creep our way for Sunday and likely stick around until Tuesday. Highs near 100 are likely each day. We’ll be close record highs.
For comparison last year we had 16 95+ degree days and in an average year at RIC there are 12 such days.
*In other heat news: August 6 is a day of note for heat fans. It’s the date of Richmond’s all-time hottest temperature. We hit 107 back in 1918. Heat like that can only really happen in times of drought, when the soil is so dry it can’t help cool the air.*