Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot: Heat Index Approaches 100 Degrees

Grab a fan and some ice! The D.C. area is sizzling Friday as temperatures soar into the mid 90s. 

A heat advisory went into effect for D.C., Alexandria, Falls Church and Arlington County at noon. 

The heat index was around 100 degrees by late afternoon.

Fast-moving storms capable of heavy downpours moved through the area Friday evening.

Virginia Railway Express put heat restrictions will be in place along the Fredericksburg Line from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., meaning trains operate at reduced speeds.

The heatwave will continue through Sunday with temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s each day. 

Here are some ways you can stay cool and prevent heat-related illnesses::

  • If you have to be outside for a lengthy periods of time, don't over exert yourself.
  • Take frequent breaks.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, lightly colored clothing.
  • Do not leave children or pets inside vehicles.
  • Check on friends and neighbors and have someone do the same for you.
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