Heat wave hits DC as hot temperatures, humidity could push heat index over 100 degrees

Get ready for the start of another heat wave as hazy, hot and humid conditions return to the D.C. region on Tuesday along with the possibility of evening storms.

FOX 5's Michelle Rotella says we'll be in the 90s by the afternoon but the hot temperatures and high humidity could push the heat index over 100 degrees. We'll have a mix of sun and clouds for much of the day with the chance for isolated showers and storms coming during the early afternoon and evening hours.

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The sizzling temperatures aren't going away anytime soon with highs in the 90s every day into next week. Evening thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday looks dry and Saturday's temperatures could reach 99 degrees. Sunday highs could be around 96 degrees with the possibility of thunderstorms.

Safety Tips from the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE To Best Cope With The Dangers Of Heat:
-Slow down and reduce strenuous activities.
-Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight
-Drink plenty of water, non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids.
-During excessive heat periods, spend more time in air-conditioned places if available.
-If you must be outside, try to lessen your exposure by seeking shade frequently and limiting your activities to the early morning or late evening.
-NEVER leave children, disabled adults, or pets in parked vehicles. "Beat the heat, check the back seat!"

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