7:00 AM | Excessive heat, but only for two days

6-Day Forecast

Today

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

Tonight

Mostly clear, balmy, mid 70’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, very hot and humid, chance for a late day shower or thunderstorm, upper 90’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, mild, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid 70’s

Friday

Partly sunny, not quite as hot, chance for a couple of showers and thunderstorms, near 90

Saturday

Mostly sunny, warm, less humid, mid-to-upper 80’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, warm, mid-to-upper 80’s

Monday

Partly sunny, more comfortable temperatures, chance for a few showers and thunderstorms, low-to-mid 80’s

Discussion

A warm front worked its way through the region yesterday and temperatures today will be off to the races to possible record-breaking territory. High pressure has anchored itself off of the North Carolina coast and from that location it will act as a heat pump today and tomorrow and temperatures will soar throughout the Mid-Atlantic region towards the 100 degree mark on both days. The good news is that this extreme heat will only last for two days as a cold front will work its way through the region on Friday possibly sparking a few showers and storms along the way. Another cold front will head our way early next week and as a result of that frontal passage temperatures may actually hold close to 80 degrees early next week. It is quite possible that these next two days will be the hottest days of the entire summer - which coincidently begins this evening.

Video

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