Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees across Central Virginia for the remainder of the week.
The Red Cross has some tips for people to stay safe during this first heat wave of the season.
1) Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothes 2) Don't exercise during the hottest part of the day 3) Have a buddy and take breaks when working outdoors
Because of the heat, the City of Richmond will open cooling shelters to help residents beat the heat.
Wednesday through Friday, shelters at the Southside Community Services Center (4100 Hull Street Road) and the Department of Social Services (900 E Marshall Street) will remain open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bottled water will be provided, but not food. Pets are not allowed inside the shelters.