7:00 AM | A nice break in the extreme heat

6-Day Forecast

Today

More clouds than sun, still humid, but not as hot; showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop later this afternoon, near 90

Tonight

Evening showers and thunderstorms possible, turning cooler late, lows in near 70

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, not as humid, very warm, near 90

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, still only low-to-moderate humidity, very warm, near 90

Thursday

Mostly sunny, hot, more humid, low-to-mid 90’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, hot and humid, mid-to-upper 90’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, hot and humid, chance for a thunderstorm, mid 90’s

Discussion

High temperatures will be noticeably lower today through Wednesday compared to the last several days and our humidity will trend downward on Tuesday following the passage late tonight of a strong frontal system. Triple-digit highs were recorded at Reagan National Airport last Friday and Saturday with the high on Saturday of 102 degrees breaking the daily record for the date. After a few days of more seasonal temperatures, a return of hot and humid air will take place late this week. In fact, high temperatures are quite likely to reach the mid 90’s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday as another scorching air mass heads into the Mid-Atlantic.

Video

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