Yesterday the mercury nearly reached the century mark, with the high on Wednesday at 99°. Today the National Weather Service is predicting a high of 95°, and while that's not quite a record-breaker, either (in 1936, the record for July 5 was 102°, for July 6 it was 107° in 1981), it's going to stay pretty hot this weekend, with temperatures in the high 90s.
If you're going out adventuring this weekend, make sure to pack plenty of water and sunblock!
The temperatures aren't the only thing to worry about. A ban on open burning goes in to effect Friday at 12:01 a.m. The partial ban will prohibit outdoor burning on private and public lands, though trash fires will be allowed in a container overnight, and charcoal grill fires will still be allowed. Here's a complete list of exceptions to the burn ban, released by the Campbell County Fire Department:
The ban is enacted by Campbell County officials and will remain in effect until it is rescinded by the board of commissioners.
Brenda Kirk is a writer with over two decades of journalism experience.