Summer—is that you already?!
Washingtonians need to flip on the A.C. heading into Thursday and Friday, as a heat wave hits D.C., sending temperatures soaring to 90 degrees!
According to the National Weather Service, D.C. can expect sunny skies and a high of 88 degrees on Thursday, April 20. On Friday, temperatures will continue to rise with clear skies and sunshine bringing the high to 91 degrees.
Last year, D.C. hit its first 90-degree day on May 21. But it’s still a far cry from D.C.’s record for the earliest 90-degree day on March 22, 1907.
While the great summer-esque weather practically begs for outdoor hangs and BBQs, do be mindful of the current conditions.
D.C.’s recent hot, dry conditions and high winds have put the District under an increased risk of outdoor fires. The National Weather Service issued a “Fire Weather Risk” for the D.C.-Baltimore area on Tuesday.
“This is the fifth-driest start to a year in D.C.’s history,” meteorologist Brendon Rubin-Oster told WTOP. “This continues from our dry winter too.”