We went to a movie just after five today, and the heat coming up from the paved parking lot was amazing. In fact even though it was well after seven pm when we got out, the outside thermometer on the car registered at 99 degrees Fahrenheit until we got at least a mile away from the theater. Then it dropped all the way to 97.
I have no idea what the official temperature was today, but I can assure you it was hot in Roanoke today, and apparently it is expected to be even hotter tomorrow. In fact our highs aren't going to drop out of the nineties all week.
It's too bad we can't bottle this heat and use it next winter.
The heat has also created an atmospheric cocktail that doesn't look very healthy, but there's little we can do in the short term.