WASHINGTON - The mid-Atlantic region endured another sweltering day, as officials are warning residents to limit their time outdoors and stay hydrated.
The National Weather Service said Thursday afternoon at the temperature at Reagan National Airport hit 99 degrees, breaking the record of 98 in 1988. At BWI Airport in Maryland, 1923's record 100 was tied Thursday. Georgetown, Del., reached a record-breaking 97 degrees.
A code orange air quality alert has also been issued. Children and adults with respiratory and heart ailments may experience health effects and should limit their time outside.
Temperatures are expected to begin dropping on Friday.
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