Hazy, hot, and humid weather on the way

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For that reason, Wednesday is another FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY.

About 70 million Americans across 11 states are under heat watches, advisories, or warnings, spanning from Arkansas to ME, through Wednesday.

Plan on a much hotter and very humid day ahead as temperatures soar into the low to mid 90s this afternoon. The heat index this afternoon is expected to reach between 100 and 105 degrees. Sunday looks a little brighter and warmer though as more humid air begins to stream in.

The NWS Wakefield regional office has issued a heat advisory for Greater Williamsburg and surrounding areas Wednesday. During these conditions, it's best to avoid strenous outdoor exercise.

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This pattern will last until early Wednesday morning when a cold front will come through and offer us some relief. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. when possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

'Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check in on relatives and neighbors. Frequent rest breaks in the shade and air conditioning can prevent heat stroke.

You can add another 6-8 degrees on top of yesterday's highs, and that'll get you to the highs for today and tomorrow, placing temps in the mid to upper 90s. That "feels like" temperature drops back to where it should by after the cold front passes.