Excessive Heat Forecast

NORFOLK - Afternoon temperatures will reach into the mid 90s to around 100 degrees over the next few days. That has prompted the National Weather Service to issue an "Excessive Heat Watch" from Friday afternoon through Tuesday evening. Hot temperatures along with sweltering humidity will produce dangerous heat conditions. Heat index values are expected to reach 105-to-110 each day with overnight heat indices only cooling to around 80. The Weather Service reports several days of dangerous high heat and humidity with little relief from the heat at night. It can create significant stress on individuals and will increase the risk of heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.