WASHINGTON — District of Columbia officials are urging residents to take precautions because of hot weather.

Officials said in a statement that with temperatures expected to remain high throughout the week, residents should stay indoors as much as possible, turn on the air conditioner or fan and drink water to stay hydrated. National Weather Service meteorologist Luis Rosa says Tuesday is expected to be the hottest day of the week with temperatures reaching the mid-90s. He says temperatures should begin to cool Wednesday.

Officials say residents should wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing and apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside. Officials say residents should remember not to leave children or pets in vehicles.

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