WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — It will be a hot start to A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier on Thursday, as temperatures and humidity remain will high in parts of West Virginia.

Western counties were under excessive heat warnings and heat advisories Tuesday because of the hot temperatures and high humidity rates. The Kanawha County Commission announced cooling centers for residents, and Charleston city pools were open Tuesday free of admission.

Stewart Williams, PGA Tour meteorologist, said West Virginians are not the only ones dealing with the heat.

“There’s this big hot dome, big high pressure sitting basically over the eastern part of the U.S., and that’s responsible for basically pumping that heat and humidity right into the east here,” he said.

Williams said chances of isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast through Thursday before a cold front on Friday. The front will bring showers and thunderstorms.

“That’s going to keep us warm and humid, but that’s also what’s going to allow the thunderstorms to stop popping,” he said.

Williams said the weekend should be great for golfers and people wishing to enjoy the holiday weekend.

“Keep our fingers crossed,” he added.

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