Sweaty, sticky and dangerous. It is easy to
feel the effects of the temperature spike
around Washington. And staying cool is not only
smart but doctors say it's important for
WASHINGTON – Sweaty, sticky and dangerous. It is easy to feel the effects of the temperature spike around Washington. And staying cool is not only smart but doctors say it’s important for peoples’ health.
For the second day in a row, the region was under a heat advisory that the National Weather service canceled at 5:15 p.m. The Code Orange air quality Thursday increased the risk of heat-related illnesses.
While temperatures were in the upper 90s, the National Weather Service says it felt more like 100 to 105 degrees.
The record high temperature for the day in Washington is 98 degrees, set in 1988. The record in Baltimore is 100, set in 1923. At just before 8 a.m., both areas reached 83.
ABC7 Meterologist Ron Riley says high pressure over the Carolinas is pumping up heat and humidity from the South.
Thursday’s air quality is a Code Orange. Sensitive groups, such as children, older people and those with respiratory and heart conditions should limit outdoor activities.
The forecast calls for Friday to remain hot, with temperatures in the lower 90s. There is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours as a cold front approaches.
The area will see some relief from the heat and humidity on Saturday and Sunday as slightly cooler air arrives.