Brace yourselves, Annandale: it's going to be a hot one. Late June will feel like late August this weekend as temperatures reach the upper 90s through Monday.
Fairfax County is under an excessive heat watch from 11 a.m. Friday morning through 9 p.m. Friday evening. Temperatures are predicted to climb to a high of 101 degrees in Annandale on Friday, 99 Saturday and 101 Sunday. Temperatures will drop back to 96 Monday and 92 Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service extended forecast.
Friday’s skies will be partly cloudy, and there is a slight chance of thunderstorms Friday afternoon, evening and overnight. Saturday and Sunday will be sunny and mostly clear.
The humidity will hover around 50 percent during the day, rising slightly overnight from Thursday through Monday.
Keeping Cool: Pools and Cooling Centers
Most pools in Annandale require membership, but here are some options to cool off that are free or available for a small fee.
: The center operates a community pool seven days a week. Visit Fairfax County’s website for time and admission information.
is also open seven days a week, but the hours vary. If you need to hide out from the heat, grab a book and visit your local library.
Do you know someone in a household who could use help with paying for air conditioning repairs or installation? They may be eligible for participation in the state’s Cooling Assistance Program. .