For the next seven to ten days the Washington D.C. area is expected to have high temperatures that reach as high as 99 degrees, with "real feel" temperatures expecting to hit as high as 117 degrees.
Those high temperatures also bring greater risk to heat-related illnesses while participating in outdoor activities.
According to WebMD, heat stroke is the most serious form of heat-related illness. Heat stroke can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs. And although it mainly affects people over the age of 50, it also takes a toll on younger people as well.
Heat strokes occur when the body's core temperature is above 105 degrees. Fainting may be the first sign. Other symptoms include headaches, dizziness, lack of sweat, weakness and nausea.
So if you're out and about anytime soon, be sure to stay hydrated and take breaks from any prolong physical activity.
Here at Prince William, we provide coolers to our guests on holes #4, #7, #13 and #16. And we're happy to provide bags of ice and cups of ice water upon request. All summer we also run a $29 drink special which includes a drink with 18 holes and a cart, any time after 2PM on weekdays and after 3PM on weekends.
If you decide to come out and brave the heat, prepare, be safe, and look for the warning signs of heat related illness.