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Keep your cool: High will near 100 degrees
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Get ready for more sweltering weather today.
The National Weather Service is forecasting the high temperature in Henry County and Martinsville to reach 99 degrees.
Heat indices, reflecting how the heat feels to a person’s body, are expected to reach 105 to 109 degrees throughout the region, but especially east of a line from Appomattox to Martinsville, the weather service said.
To combat problems associated with high heat, such as dehydration, medical professionals and meteorologists encourage people to stay inside, preferably in air-conditioned buildings, and drink as much water as possible.
Friday’s high temperature is forecast to be 96 degrees, but there is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms that afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through the region. Some of the storms could be strong to severe, according to the weather service.
High temperatures this weekend are expected to be about 90 degrees. Only isolated thunderstorms are expected Saturday through Tuesday.
By Wednesday, temperatures are forecast to drop to the low 80s.
Temperatures in Patrick County during the next few days could be a few degrees cooler, the forecast showed.