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Heat Advisory for Tonight; Excessive Heat Watch Saturday, July 7

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m. this evening, Friday, July 6; an excessive heat watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening, July 7.

 

  • Heat indices will be around 105 this afternoon; around 110 Saturday afternoon.
  • Maximum temperatures will be around 100 degrees this afternoon. Around 100 to 105 degrees Saturday afternoon.

 

There is a high risk of heat exhaustion or other heat-related illness for those without air-conditioning or those spending time outdoors for an extended period.

 

A heat advisory and an excessive heat watch mean that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check in on relatives and neighbors.

 

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 heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible, schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments and drink plenty of water.

 

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 9-1-1.

 

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The National Capital Region (NCR) encompasses the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia, including the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William in Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s in Maryland, which include the municipalities of Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Rockville and Takoma Park.