WASHINGTON - The heat is on! Get ready for a scorching hot and humid start to the workweek as the heat wave continues.
It will be an oppressive heat Monday as highs rise into the upper 90s and "feels like" temperatures soar into the triple digits with heat index values between 100 and 105 degrees possible for parts of the D.C. region.
FOX 5's Mike Thomas says highs are expected to reach 97 degrees which will be close to the record high of 98 degrees which was set back in 2002.
Afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will be hit and miss Monday. Keep an eye out for the pop-up storms sometime between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The best chances for storms will be for areas south and west of the D.C. region.
The heat and humidity, along with afternoon and evening storm, chances, are expected to last through Thursday. Make sure to stay hydrated and to check on elderly neighbors and family. Also, never leave pets or kids in cars in this weather for any length of time - not even if the windows are cracked or down.
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