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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 06/ 6/2008

CommuteCast: Awaiting a Major Taste of Summer

By Ian Livingston

Extreme and potentially dangerous heat arrives tomorrow

*Heat Advisory in effect 12 p.m. through 8 p.m. Saturday*
*Excessive Heat Watch Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon*

Clouds were a little slow in burning off today, and combined with an onshore flow, they have held temperatures down a little lower than expected. Under increasingly sunny skies, highs are now heading toward the mid 80s across the area. Though we won't crack 90 today, the real heat is still on its way.

Tonight: Expect skies to be mostly clear with temperatures dropping down into the low 70s in the city and the upper 60s in the suburbs. Light southwest winds will add a nice breeze to the air for those venturing out to Friday night activities.

Tomorrow: Saturday will be a scorcher as temperatures quickly rise into the 90s during the day. Expect abundant sunshine, unbearable humidity, and highs topping out in the upper 90s accompanied by heat indices between 100 and 110. A few folks may be lucky (or unlucky) enough to skip right past the first 90-degree day milestone to a 100-degree reading.

See NatCast for tonight's game at Nationals Park as well as Camden's super HOT forecast through the beginning of next week.

By Ian Livingston  | June 6, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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They updated watches/advisories at 319:

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH from SUNDAY AFTN through MONDAY AFTN

HEAT ADVISORY 12PM to 8PM Saturday

I have my Fla-Vor-Ice pops and A/C all ready.

My physics teacher brought up a good point yesterday. He said with all the power lines down, the power supply might be strained on fewer wires than normal, and that might blow out some of the grids or transformers. That happened either last summer or 2 before it when it hit 100 a few days in a row. Power was out 8 hours overnight. Wasn't very fun. I hope he's wrong though...

Posted by: weatherdudeVA (Lake Ridge) | June 6, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

We really did miss spring this year...

Posted by: steve takoma park mdz7 | June 6, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

April was warmer than usual several 80+ days

May was cooler and wetter than usual

But we definently had spring

Temps 15 degress above normal is no fun though

Posted by: We had spring | June 6, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Welcome to the hell that is Northern VA in summer.

Posted by: Period | June 6, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

I did a 75 mile bike ride on Skyline Drive this afternoon. It was plenty hot, but not unbearable. Tomorrow a 62 mile ride and Sunday a 100 mile ride. Youch!

Posted by: JimF | June 6, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Oh joy, high heat and high humidity. Almost makes being a freezing cold lecture hall for bar study look fun. Almost.

Hope everyone's A/C is back on and holds out through this.

Posted by: ep | June 6, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

@JimF, be careful and drink plenty of water!

Posted by: ~sg | June 6, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Water, breatheable clothing, & sunscreen... the big three of the upcoming days... DO IT! :)

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | June 6, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

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