(June 6, 2008)—The National Weather Service in Sterling Va. has issued an excessive heat watch for this weekend. This will be the first period of high temperatures this year.
The heat advisory is in effect from 12 pm to 8 pm EDT Saturday. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected.
An excessive heat watch is also now in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.
A Bermuda high will continue to remain over the western Atlantic through Monday and a west to southwest flow around this high will bring hot & humid conditions. High temperatures across most of northern & central Va. as well as the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas will reach the middle and upper 90s each day.
The hot temperatures combined with high humidity will cause heat indices to approach 105 degrees sat afternoon. Heat indices may approach 110 degrees Sunday and Monday.
The NWS warns that the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors, advises a NWS bulletin this afternoon.