Excessive Heat Warning, Code Red for air quality will make for a difficult day to be outside across the D.C. area. Heat Index readings may exceed 115 degrees.
This Afternoon: Hazy, Very Hot and Humid
Highs: 100°-103° | Heat Index: 112°-120° plus
Tonight: Hazy and Very Warm
Lows: 80s | Heat Index: 80s/90s
Saturday: Mostly to Partly Sunny, PM Showers
Highs: near 100° | Heat Index: 105°-110°
Record highs and record high minimum (low) temperatures:
Reagan National Airport
Friday, July 22: 103° in 1926 / 81° in 1987
Saturday, July 23: 101° in 1991 / 81° in 1978
Sunday, July 24: 101° in 2010 /81° in 2010
Dulles International Airport
Friday, July 22: 98° in 1998 / 75° in 1994
Saturday, July 23: 99° in 1991 / 73° in 1978
Sunday, July 24: 99° in 2010 /78° in 2010
Baltimore Washington International Airport
Friday, July 22: 101° in 1957 / 81° in 1885
Saturday, July 23: 102° in 1991 / 79° in 1978
Sunday, July 24: 101° in 2010 /82° in 2010
Heat and excessive humidity will make for yet another very uncomfortable day across the mid-Atlantic. Afternoon highs will reach at least 100 degrees over most of the metropolitan area, with many locations reaching 102 degrees. Heat index readings will be in the dangerous category with "feels like" temperatures exceeding 115 degrees in urban areas. Code Red for air quality.
Little relief can be expected overnight as temperatures slowly fall into the 80s. Slightly cooler air will be found in the mountains along with a stray shower and isolated thunderstorm.
Saturday will be hot and humid, with temperatures once again tracking toward the 100 degree mark. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms may develop.
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