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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 06/11/2008

Forecast: High Heat Takes a Hike

By Dan Stillman

Still warm; lower humidity but eventually increasing

Let's all take a deep breath. For the first time in a week, we're not staring down the barrel of severe storms or a major heat wave. Just some typical June weather with highs mostly in the upper 80s to near 90 and lower, but eventually increasing, humidity. The next best chance of storms comes not until Saturday. Phew!

TODAY (WEDNESDAY)

Sunny. Warm. Lower humidity. Upper 80s. Sunshine and much lower humidity will make for a pretty nice day with highs in the upper 80s. Winds from the north, around 10-15 mph in the morning with gusts to 20-25 mph, should settle down to near 10 mph for the afternoon. Tonight, clear and comfortable with lows in the upper 60s downtown, low to mid 60s in the burbs.

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.


A flight departs from Reagan National last evening with lightning behind it. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Ian Livingston.

TOMORROW (THURSDAY)

Partly to mostly sunny. Upper 80s to near 90. A little humid but not too bad for this time of year as highs head for the upper 80s to near 90 under partly to mostly sunny skies. Overnight, mostly clear with lows again in the upper 60s downtown, low to mid 60s in the burbs.

A LOOK AHEAD

A breeze from the south increases the humidity for Friday, but not as bad as it's been recently. Temperatures should make the upper 80s even with a bit more in the way of clouds, but still a decent amount of sun. A few showers or storms could pop up in the afternoon or evening, but mainly west toward the mountains. Confidence: Medium-High

Partly sunny Saturday and humid with a better chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, including in the immediate metro area. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Confidence: Medium

A chance of showers and storms may very well continue Saturday night and into the day Sunday, when highs should reach the 80s, but as of now Sunday doesn't look like a washout. Confidence: Low-Medium

By Dan Stillman  | June 11, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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