Record High 104 Friday

Saturday, Jul 30, 2011  |  Updated 12:34 AM EDT
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Greenbelt Family Escapes the Extreme Heat

Temperatures soared to 104 degrees in some parts of the D.C. metro area Friday. After the air conditioning broke at a Greenbelt apartment building, one family took refuge in their car.

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People in the D.C. region are getting creative in trying to beat the heat.
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Friday shattered the record high temperature for July 29 by five degrees, reaching 104.

Thankfully, as the temperature was rising, the humidity was dropping, keeping the heat index at least a little bit in check.

A heat advisory was issued from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. By noon, the heat index in D.C. was 105. A hyperthermia alert was put in effect before 9:30 a.m. when the heat index reached 96 degrees.

A weather front to the north is sparking some strong thunderstorms Friday evening, but those should be gone by about dawn.

Saturday will see highs in the mid-90s and a heat index around 100. There will be the potential for scattered and isolated storms that could produce frequent lightning, as well as a lot of rain and wind.

Expect highs in the mid-90s again Sunday, but less humidity.

While the highs shouldn't threaten the triple-digit mark again in the coming week, they'll likely remain about the high-80s averages for this time of year.


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