A 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.
Heat Emergency has been issued for the District of Columbia for today and tomorrow, June 20 and June 21. Heat index of 95 degrees is expected. Visit https://t.co/6u4ZqoVlf1… to find a cooling center near you. Find tips to beat the heat at https://t.co/3fGgBxaHIx. #StayCool pic.twitter.com/Gy3rzOffgt
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 20, 2021
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“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.
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.