WASHINGTON —Climate protesters — or those who were just out and about in D.C. on Saturday — felt the heat: the high of 91-degrees tied a record set in 1974.
Saturday also marked the first time this year that D.C. temperatures reached the 90s.
Participants in the Climate March are protesting President Donald Trump’s rollback of restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants.
Temperatures from Dulles International Airport reached 89 degrees, beating a 1996 record of 88.
What’s causing the unseasonable heat? Southern winds and synoptic patterns are allowing the warmth in, said Draper.
The heat is likely to continue on Sunday and the beginning of the week. The D.C. area will reach a high in the low 80s on Sunday. Temperatures are also expected to reach the low 80s on Monday.
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