A heat advisory has been issued for the metro DC region, including Northern Virginia, with a high temperature of 100 degrees forecast.
|Updated Tue, Sep 5, 2023 at 11:34 am ET
VIRGINIA — Portions of the Washington, D.C., metro region are expected to endure high temperatures throughout Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Record highs could be set for the second day in a row.
A heat advisory is in effect for the District, Northern Virginia and parts of Maryland from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., the NWS reported. Residents there can expect temperatures that feel like 105 degrees, while other areas will see temperatures in the lower 100s.
Tuesday's high temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s to around 100, with peak indices of 100 to 105 in the afternoon, according to NWS.
Labor Day saw record-breaking temperatures set at all three of the D.C.-area’s airports. Reagan National Airport reached 98 degrees, while both Baltimore-Washington Airport and Dulles International Airport recorded highs of 99 degrees, WTOP reported. The old record for Reagan National was 96 degrees, set in 2019. The previous record at Dulles was 95 degrees and set in 1985.
The hot weather will continue into Wednesday and through Thursday, producing normal to near-record high temperatures in the afternoon on both days, according to the NWS forecast.
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Numerous scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Thursday afternoon and into the evening hours, according to the forecast. These storms could become severe, with the main threat being damaging wind gusts.
Localities in Virginia affected by the heat advisory include the counties of Madison, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Fairfax, Arlington, Stafford, Fauquier, Loudoun County, and Prince William.
The advisory is also in affect for the following cities and localities: Manassas, Manassas Park, Culpeper, Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Fairfax City, Alexandria, Falls Church, Falmouth, Warrenton, Turnbull, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Haymarket, Dale City, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, and Montclair.
The heat wave will continue through Thursday, according to the Accuweather forecast. Temperatures on are expected to reach 97 degrees on Tuesday.
Expect hot and very humid weather Wednesday and Thursday, with high temperatures of 101 and 96, respectively, according to Accuweather. There is a 40 percent chance of rain with thunderstorms developing Thursday afternoon. On Friday, the temperatures are expect to dip to 88 degrees as a high, with a 74 percent chance of rain and a couple of thunderstorms predicted.
"Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehiclesunder any circumstances.
"Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequentrest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1."
WednesdaySunny and hot, with a high near 101. Heat index values as high as 104. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Wednesday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
ThursdayA chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 95. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday NightA chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
FridayShowers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday NightShowers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
SaturdayA chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday NightA chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
SundayA chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday NightA chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
MondayMostly sunny, with a high near 82.
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