Excessive Heat Warning issued for DC area

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say

The best chance to break the heat wave comes on Friday with showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon keeping temperatures around a high of 88 degrees.

This weekend is so hot, that it can be downright risky; otherwise it's great to enjoy water activities.

Looking ahead, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch Wednesday, to affect a seven-county area in Minnesota. The director the New York State Office for the Aging is warning senior citizens and their caregivers about high temperatures.

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for spotty showers or thunderstorms.

"When your brain becomes overheated like that, it can't function any more", Essex County Coroner Frank Whitelaw said. "Heat-related illness is possible during outdoor exertion and extended exposure". The deaths involve a man in his 80s, who died Monday, and a woman in her 40s, who died last week, according to the Kansas City Health Department.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms also are possible, mainly after 2 p.m.

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Temperatures will top out near 100 Sunday afternoon.

Temperatures rising to 93 to 98 combined with high humidity will result in peak heat index values near 110 degrees on Independence Day.

Heat and hazardous weather advisories have been posted across the state as ME braces for a week of sweltering humidity and warm air.

AccuWeather warns those in the Northeast may be particularly affected by the heat wave because this is the longest stretch of such high temperatures in the area since 2016 or longer.

"The heat may be fatal to anyone and pets left unattended in vehicles", the National Weather Service said.

Before the extreme heat in the middle part of the week comes the rain. The combination of heat and humidity increases the risk for heat stress for those performing strenuous activity outside, the weather service wrote. Temperatures will be in the lower 80s.

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