Update: Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports the Excessive Heat Warning for the District of Columbia remains in effect until 11pm this evening. For Sunday, August 14th, NWS has issued an Excessive Heat Warning which is in effect from 12pm to 8pm. Heat Index Values: Around 110 degrees.Temperatures: 95 to 100 degrees.Impacts: There is a high risk of heat stroke or other heat-related illnesses for those individuals without air-conditioning or those outdoors for any extended periods. Precautionary Actions: Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Never leave a child or pet in a parked car. Interior temperatures will rapidly exceed 130 degrees. Anyone overcome by HEAT should be moved to a cool and shaded location. HEAT STROKE is an emergency – CALL 911.An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures will occur. The combination of extreme temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are expected. Check in on relatives and neighbors.