Summer hangs on as heat wave continues

MORGANTOWN — AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist John Gresiak summed up the Sept. 5 forecast in three letters — hot.

Gresiak said temperatures will climb into the 90s. The heat index — a combination of temperature and humidity — will likely hit triple digits.

“It’s going to be hot and humid,” Gresiak said. “Basically a repeat of Tuesday.”

Tuesday saw 10 West Virginia counties placed under a heat advisory by the National Weather Service. Gresiak said conditions will be similar today.

The normal high for this time of year is about 80 degrees.

Gresiak said Thursday will top out in the upper 80s, but the humidity will stick around until Friday, when clouds and potential showers are expected.

He said temperatures are expected to be in the low-to-mid 80s over the weekend, with the greatest chance of rain coming Sunday.

The National Weather Service suggests drinking plenty of fluids, staying out of the sun, using air conditioning, and checking up on relatives and neighbors during extreme heat.

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