WASHINGTON — There’s unlikely to be much “fun in the sun” Thursday for the D.C. area. Instead, it’s going to be a dangerous day for many.
Blazing sunshine and oppressive humidity are forecast to bake the region. Highs will be 92-99 but the heat index could cause temperatures to reach a thermometer-busting 108.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Relief is unlikely. While there is the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm Thursday afternoon, chances of rain rest at a 20 percent.
Experts warn area residents to stay “heat smart”:
- Limit strenuous outdoor activities
- Drink more water
- Drink less caffeine and alcohol
- Check on senior friends and neighbors
- Make sure outdoor pets have ample shade and water
Thursday will also give daily records a run for their money.
Those records are 100 at Reagan National, 99 at BWI-Marshall and 97 at Dulles.
The sweltering heat won’t leave D.C. until Friday night, when a cold front is projected to reach the I-95 corridor.