A heat advisory is in effect for much of the D.C. region, including Montgomery County, through 10 p.m. Wednesday. The advisory will go back into effect from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday. Temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 90s and heat indexes will register between 100 and 105 degrees, Huffpost DC reports.
Metro is lifting its “no drinking” policy for water only, according to a WMATA press release. While riders can’t consume other beverages or food on the system, they can drink water in stations, on buses and aboard Metro trains.
Metro is encouraging rideres to use receptacles that can be tightly secured and to properly dispose of trash.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue is advising residents to “pre-hydrate, hydrate ad re-hydrate” during the heat wave.
“During hot weather you will need to increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level,” wrote Fire Chief Richard Bowers in a statement. “Drink plenty of fluids in advance, during and after activities and don’t wait until you're thirsty to hydrate.”