Forecast: Hot and Hotter...
Flirting with record high temps this weekend
*Excessive Heat Watch Saturday morning through Monday afternoon*
TRIPLE DIGITS this weekend?! Not being alarmist but personally I am surprised at how early the threat for isolated 100-degree readings is invading our region. Most folks on Saturday and Sunday will stay in the upper 90s... but details don't matter really. It will be record-challenging hot this weekend.
Becoming sunny. Humid. Upper 80s. Light southwesterly breezes and sunshine (after morning clouds dissipate) will start ushering in that toasty feeling. Perhaps our last bearable day for quite some time, today will likely stay below 90 in most areas; however, don't be surprised if your body feels as if the temperature is into the middle 90s. The dewpoint and thus the mugginess will be high. Drink plenty of water. And keep water nearby for the upcoming many, many days.
Skies will be fair overnight. No rain expected. Low temperatures won't go very low but nothing unheard of--yet. How does lower 70s sound? You all outside the Beltway make me jealous... you could dip into the middle 60s. Lucky!
Keep reading to see how oppressively hot it is going to get. Also, check out the NatCast for game conditions tonight.
Mostly sunny and humid. Upper 90s. Those running the Race for the Cure during the 8 a.m. hour should be well hydrated as temperatures will already be into the 80s. Temperatures climb much higher thereafter. Our record high today and tomorrow is 98 degrees. We'll have to see how much sun and how much of a southerly, muggy breeze we get during the day. But it will be HOT: 10 degrees hotter than yesterday so dress very lightly. Stay in the shade. Your body will sense the temperature as "feeling" more like 100.
After dinnertime, skies will stay partially clear. Temperatures will only fall slowly. By dawn, downtown D.C. could be around 73-75 degrees. Winds from the southwest will be light, but the flow from that direction is the sinister culprit behind our heat wave.
Stifling hot. Upper 90s. Not to split hairs, but those who are lucky will only hit 95 (near Baltimore) and surpass 100 (near Richmond). Any way you slice it: UNPLEASANT. The metro area will sweat it out certainly, in the upper 90s. Heat indices will reach the low 100s.
Overnight, partly cloudy. If we're lucky, we may hit 74 degrees. It is not until you get outside the Beltway, that temperatures could dip below 70. Ooof. There go the power bills for A/C...
A LOOK AHEAD
Still plain hot into Monday with sunny conditions. High temperatures near 94-97. Confidence: Medium-High
On Tuesday, we officially play the broken record of 90s. Look for sunny, hot conditions in the 93-96 range. Confidence: Medium
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