The entire East Coast and South regions of the United States are gripped in a heat wave. Two of the hottest places: D.C. and Baltimore.
Both sweltering cities are scheduled for a high of 95 degrees Tuesday. Thats a hotter forecast than every majorish city but Charleston, W.Va. (99), Charlotte (98), Raleigh, N.C., (97), and Richmond (99) according to Accuweather. There are a few others at 95 degrees as well, but New Orleans, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta and Memphis are all projected to be cooler, if only by a degree or too.
Yesterday BWI set a record at 98 degrees; Reagan was 2 degrees off at 96. Weather.com said yesterday’s high in D.C. city was 97.
An earlier piece concluded that D.C. has brutal summers, but not the most brutal. I stand by it. It’s still may.