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D.C. temperatures back slowly out of triple digits; 2 more die in Md.

By Martin Weil
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, July 10, 2010; B06

The District's high temperature retreated again on Friday from the extremes of earlier this week, but a sultry 93 degrees made it the 17th day in the past 21 with a high of 90 or above.

Maryland officials listed two more deaths as heat-related, raising the number in the state this year to 10. They said a Baltimore resident died within the past week, and a Prince George's County resident in June.

Both were found at home, without air conditioning and with room temperatures above 90, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said.

The department said both had serious underlying health conditions.

Heart disease was common among those whose deaths have been linked to the heat this year, John M. Colmers, the state's secretary of health, said in a statement.

After Wednesday's record 102, Thursday's high fell to 95, two degrees above the Friday figure. Forecasts predicted Saturday highs down in the 80s, with a chance of rain. But a return to the 90s was foreseen for most or all of next week.

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