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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 06/ 8/2008

Forecast: Sweltering Heat Continues

By Brian Jackson

A few strong storms could pop this afternoon/evening

*Heat Advisory in effect until 11 p.m. Monday*

By Brian Jackson

The worst alliteration in a meteorologist's arsenal will be with us for the next few days: hazy, hot and humid. Temperatures will be approaching 100 degrees and humidity levels will be high. Sunny skies may feel overbearing for those of you outside for an extended period today and tomorrow, so drink plenty of water. By midweek, we'll experience some minor relief after a cold front passes through the area late Tuesday.

TODAY (SUNDAY)

Current D.C. area temperatures, courtesy Weather Bonk. Map by Google. Refresh page to update. Hover over and click temperatures for more info. Click and hold on map to pan.

Oppressive heat and humidity. Late day t'storm? 95-100. The heat is on again today. A hot sun will once again raise the mercury to near the century mark. Dew points near 70 will raise the heat index to 100-105. Winds won't be providing much relief, blowing from the west-southwest at under 10 mph. With such high surface heat and moisture creating loads of instability, we could see a few late afternoon and evening thunderstorms with heavy rain, dangerous lightning and strong winds.

Overnight, it stays muggy. Lows will only drop into the mid 70s under mostly clear skies. Some of our urban areas may only cool to the 80-degree mark. It will be very sticky out and this could create some areas of fog toward morning. Winds will blow lightly from the west.

Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast into early next week. See NatCast for the blazing hot outlook for today's game.

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A storm popping up at sunset on Saturday. Viewed from Glover Park in D.C., looking west. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Ian Livingston.

TOMORROW (MONDAY)

Hot again. 95-100. We'll get no reprieve from the hot weather to start the work week. Watch out for some areas of fog on your morning commute, but that will quickly burn off as the sun rises. Once again we'll approach triple digits with plenty of sun and an afternoon high in the mid to upper 90s. I'll mention the threat of thunderstorms, but they should be mostly confined to the higher terrain to the west.

Monday night will be another humid one. Clear skies again will cool us to the dew point, the mid 70s, and as a result we could again see areas of thick fog develop, especially if light winds from the west (at around 5 mph) eventually go calm.

A LOOK AHEAD

On Tuesday we'll stay hot, but not quite as oppressively as Sunday and Monday. A cold front begins to approach from the west raising our chances for afternoon thundershowers to around 30%. Even in areas that don't see the rain, we should see some cumulus develop, holding temperatures to only the lower 90s. Confidence: Medium-High

Wednesday, we'll have another shot to crack the 90-degree mark but most should only see the upper 80s. Skies will be mostly sunny in the a.m. hours, but by afternoon clouds should build and we'll again see the chance (40%) for afternoon thunderstorms. Confidence: Medium-High

By Brian Jackson  | June 8, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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