Heat emergency issued for Monday in DC

heat emergency has been activated for D.C. on Monday, as temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s.

Cooling centers will be open across the District, something the city does when the heat index or temperature is forecast to reach 95 degrees or higher. The city offers tips for dealing with extreme heat on its website.



“It is going to be incredibly hot,” said NBC Washington meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts.

Monday — the first full day of summer — will be mostly sunny, before clouds roll in with a risk of showers.

Isolated severe storms are possible Monday and Tuesday as well, along with the potential for localized flash flooding.


Forecast:

Monday: Mostly sunny. Clouds roll in later in the day. Chance of rain 30%. Highs in the mid 90s.

Tuesday: Showers. Highs in the lower 80s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.


Current conditions:

Matt Small

Matt joined WTOP News at the start of 2020, after contributing to Washington’s top news outlet as an Associated Press journalist for nearly 18 years.

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