Not a record, but it was plenty hot

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Posted: May 23, 2013

Annette Dorsey of Winchester uses an umbrella to shield herself from a blazing sun that brought temperatures into the 90s to Winchester on Wednesday. Dorsey was camped at Handley High School’s Slaughter Family Tennis Pavilion to watch her son play in the Region II Boy’s Tennis semifinals against Loudoun County. Calvin Meadows, meteorologist at the U.S. National Weather Service in Sterling, said the high temperature for Winchester on Wednesday was 88 degrees. The heat index, which adds in the amount of humidity, made it feel like 91 degrees, Meadows said. According to the Weather Underground website, Winchester’s high temperature for Wednesday was 92.8 degrees, with the record high for the date at 98, set in 1934. Today, an approaching cold front could bring thunderstorms in the afternoon, but the temperatures are expected to drop, leading to a very pleasant Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

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