Hot and humid Monday with highs near 95 degrees; heavy storms in the afternoon and evening
WASHINGTON – The sweltering heat wave continues across the DC area Monday with hot, humid temperatures reaching the mid-90s and the threat of afternoon and evening thunderstorms.
FOX 5’s Jennifer Delgado says to expect plenty of sun during the morning hours with highs near 95 degrees.
Delgado says an approaching cold front will bring heavy scattered storms in the afternoon which will also likely impact the evening ride.
Delgado says we are in the low risk category for severe weather, with the main threat being high winds, hail and also some isolated flooding.
FOX 5’s Claire Anderson added that the heat and humidity could push the Heat Index values - a gauge of how hot it gets outside based on temperature and humidity – between 100 and 105 degrees Monday.
Highs will drop significantly by Tuesday with much cooler temperatures in the mid 80s and another chance of rain.
TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE IN THE HEAT
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room.
Stay out of direct sunlight.
Check on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outdoors and, if possible, reschedule strenuous activities for early morning or evening.
Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Wear light, loose clothing when possible.
Plan frequent breaks in shady or air-conditioned environments when working outdoors.