D.C. activates Hypothermia Alert after unseasonably warm January day
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
D.C. has activated a Hypothermia Alert after an unseasonably warm January Friday.
D.C.’s Department of Human Services announced that the alert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.
According to the National Weather Service, the overnight low will be around 32 degrees, with a 100 percent chance of precipitation. Rain showers are expected with the possibility of sleet after 4 a.m.
Wind gusts could also reach as high as 30 miles per hour, though 8-17 miles per hour winds moving south before shifting in a northwest direction after midnight are expected.
DHS urges people to call the shelter hotline at (202) 399-7093 for anyone in need of shelter to stay out of the cold.