Another hot and humid day on deck for Hampton Roads and North Carolina!
We’ll be tracking a few scattered clouds out there today with temperatures soaring in to the mid-80s..with the high levels of humidity, it’ll feel closer to 90° at times! With the searing heat, it’s going to be a GREAT beach day thanks to an onshore breeze! A southeast breeze will make it feel a little more refreshing along the coastline from the Eastern Shore, through Virginia Beach, all the way down to the Outer Banks!
The UV index is high, so make sure you wear at least SPF 30 today and keep basting yourself throughout the day! There will be a low risk for rip currents along the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, but along the Outer Banks, there will be a moderate risk for rip currents.
If you’re not feelin’ the beach today, here are some other events going on across Hampton Roads:
BEST of luck to all of the runners, but especially the ones participating in the Warrior Challenge! The Warrior Challenge is for runners who compete in the 5K, the 8K, and Half Marathon! The half marathon starts at 7 o’clock tomorrow morning – expect mostly sunny skies with temperatures starting in the mid-70s and warming into the mid-80s by the time the race is over. Obviously, heat and humidity – not ideal running conditions, so the runners will need to stay hydrated and wear light-colored clothes to stay cool.
This Star Party is a really cool event! From dark (sunset is 8:17 PM) until 11 PM, you can look through a variety of telescopes on Mt. Trashmore..or bring your own! Planetarium coordinator, Chuck Dibbs and the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers will help you identify planets and constellations. Tonight you’ll see Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the constellations, Gemini, Leo, Cancer, Virgo, and Ursa Major! Admission is free!
We more events listed on our new lifestyle website, hrScene.com!
Events aside, it’ll remain hot and humid through tomorrow! By Monday, temperatures will drop back into the low-80s, but dewpoints will stay in the mid-60s. Scattered showers and storms will develop Monday afternoon and continue through Tuesday morning. It’s about time – the lawns and gardens are starting to crunch! By Tuesday, you’ll really feel relief from the heat and humidity – highs will be back in the mid-70s with dewpoints dropping into the 50s!
- Meteorologist Ashley Baylor
By the way, Chief Meteorologist Don Slater will be signing our new Hurricane Guides from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Farm Fresh on E. Little Creek Rd. in Norfolk. I will be signing at the Farm Fresh in Elizabeth City, NC from 12 PM to 2 PM! Hope to see you out!