Droughts and Heat Waves

Williamsburg area gets sweet reprieve from the heat this week

Williamsburg area gets sweet reprieve from the heat this week

A Tuesday downpour offered a sweet reprieve from the past week’s heat, which kept many in the Williamsburg area inside the air-conditioned comfort of their homes and offices.

Daytime temperatures dropped out of the 90s Tuesday for the first time since July 11, and the rain cleared the way for cooler temperatures for the rest of the week.

Wednesday will stay mostly cloudy and in the low 80s, according to NWS Wakefield meteorologist Jeff Orrock. The sun will start to peak out again Thursday, leading to a sunny Friday and Saturday with temps in the mid-80s.

“It’s going to stay cooler than obviously what we have seen,” Orrock said.

The weekend’s heat wave brought...

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