7:00 AM | Extreme heat for today, but it looks less humid this weekend and even cooler next week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, very hot and humid, upper 90’s

Tonight

Chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm, balmy, upper 70’s

Friday

Partly sunny, not quite as hot, showers and thunderstorms likely and some of the storms can be strong, near 90

Friday Night

Chance for a shower or thunderstorm early then becoming partly cloudy, turning cooler late, mid-to-upper 60’s

Saturday

Becoming mostly sunny, more seasonal temperatures, less humid, upper 80’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for a shower or a thunderstorm at night, upper 80’s

Monday

Partly sunny, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 85

Tuesday

Partly sunny, more comfortable, near 80

Discussion

The high temperature yesterday was 98 degrees at Reagan National Airport (not a record), but today's record of 98 set in 1923 is well within reach. Hot, humid weather will continue here today, but a downward trend in temperatures will begin on Friday as a cold front approaches the region. The front will add cloud cover to the skies on Friday and there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms and some of the storms can get quite strong. Temperatures tomorrow afternoon just ahead of the front should be in the low 90's. While still warm on Saturday and Sunday, overall conditions will improve as lower humidity values will make it feel better. Another front will approach the area early next week and we’ll likely turn even cooler by the middle of next week.

Video

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