June 29, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire Washington, DC metropolitan region, including the City of Alexandria, until 9 p.m. today. The hot temperatures, combined with high humidity, will cause heat indices to reach 110-115 degrees. An Excessive Heat Watch will remain in effect through Saturday evening, and an extended heat wave could last through July 5. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat-related illnesses can occur.
For information on City facilities available as cooling centers, City pools, and tips on remaining healthy in the heat, visit http://alexandriava.gov/62490.