In anticipation of the dangerous combination of high heat and humidity at the end of this week from a broadening high pressure ridge, an Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for Thursday's expected heat indices (in the shade) of 105-110 degrees. This watch may be expanded into more of central Virginia, but here's the map of affected counties and cities for now:
Heat indices by Friday could be as high as 115 degrees in central Virginia, including the Richmond Metro, and won't return below 100 until next week. Click here to learn more about the Heat Index and how to stay safe through this weekend with the approaching dangerous heat wave. Stay with CBS 6, we'll keep you ahead of the storm!
--Meteorologist Carrie Rose