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Some good heat-related news, for a change: Select D.C. pools will have extended hours through Friday to combat the Jurrassic Park-like heat out there. So take a swim, dive into that cool blue water, and refresh a little. Click here for a list of D.C. pools with longer hours.

Two Alexandria pools will also open specifically for this heat wave, so take advantage of bonus swim time while you can.

Read more from the Going Out Guide:

Best area pools.