What to Know
- It's going to be dangerously hot through the rest of the weekend, with extreme humidity
- On Saturday, the heat reached 110 degrees in DC and 117 in Quantico
- High heat continues Sunday, but there is also a chance for rain
Storm Team4 is in weather alert as dangerously hot temperatures stay through the weekend.
Some isolated storms moved through Saturday night, bringing some damage to the area amid the stifling heat.
A tree fell onto a house on Anchorage Street in Potomac, Maryland, a fire department spokesperson said. There were also several reports of trees and wires down throughout Montgomery County.
Saturday's temperatures soared to the mid to high 90s, and intense humidity made it feel like it was 110 in D.C. In Quantico, the temperature felt like 117 degrees Saturday afternoon.
Two firefighters suffered heat exhaustion while putting out an apartment fire in Southwest D.C. Two residents were also taken to a hospital.
Sunday will be just about as hot and another excessive heat warning will take effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday for the D.C. area. Here's a full list of weather alerts.
There is a 30% chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon to evening.
Heat is the top weather-related killer in the U.S. At least three people have died in Maryland this year from heat-related causes, NBC News reported. A hiker was flown to a hospital via Medevac on Saturday from Great Falls after suffering a heat-related medical emergency, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said.
Storm Team4 has this advice for staying cool and safe during this heat wave:
- Wear lightweight and light-colored clothing
- Stay hydrated
- Stay in the shade or air conditioning as much as possible
- Check on elderly or infirm friends and neighbors to insure they are staying cool
- Make sure outdoor pets are either brought inside or at least have ample shade and fresh water
- Never leave kids or pets unattended in a car on a hot day. Temperatures can quickly reach dangerous levels
Monday is the beginning of the end for this heat wave, but it will still be hot. Storm Team4 is tracking storms.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser activated the District's Heat Emergency Plan earlier this week.
Those in need of a place to cool down are encouraged to visit any library or recreation center during their normal business hours, or the Adams Place Day Center (2210 Adams Place NE). See a map of D.C.'s cooling centers here.
A hyperthermia hotline is available at 202-399-7093 for anyone seeking transportation to a cooling center for a resident experiencing homelessness, officials said.
Prince George's County has opened twelve cooling centers. Here's a list.
In Maryland, residents can call 211 for information on where to find cooling centers, the state says.