Heat wave continues Friday as heat index nears 100 degrees; hot and humid weekend

Another hot and humid day as an early summer heat wave brings temperatures in the mid-90s to the D.C. region. FOX 5's Tucker Barnes says that highs are likely to reach 95 degrees later this afternoon but the heat index - a gauge of how hot it feels outside based on the temperature and humidity - will make it feel like it is closer to 100 degrees.

Tucker says the hot temperatures and humidity will bring us very close to a Heat Advisory this afternoon. He says the region is already under a Code Orange air quality alert meaning sensitive groups, like children and the elderly, should avoid strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

A few showers and storms are possible late Friday afternoon into the early evening hours. Tucker says they will move out once the temperatures begin to drop tonight.

Another hot and humid day on Saturday with highs near 97 degrees and highs near 92 degrees on Sunday.

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