Baltimore set a record high Monday as temperatures reached 92 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The sweltering heat broke the previous record of 91 degrees in the region, set in 1974. Washington, D.C., also reached a new high: Dulles International Airport reached 91 degrees, topping the 89-degree record set in 2017, the NWS said.

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The Maryland Department of the Environment had issued a Code Orange air alert for Monday, meaning air quality could be unhealthy for people with lung diseases such as asthma.

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Tuesday will be another warm day with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. A cold front will approach the area, but storms won’t arrive until later in the day and into the evening. While some of the storms will contain gusty winds, downpours and lightning, widespread severe weather is not expected.

Temperatures will cool off into the upper 70s and lower 80s for the rest of the workweek. Other than some leftover showers Wednesday, the forecast looks dry.

Another round of showers and possible thunderstorms could arrive next Saturday into Sunday.

Baltimore Banner editor Carrie Mihalcik contributed to this report.

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