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Posted at 3:20 PM ET, 06/25/2009

PM Update: Hot Today, Stormy Tomorrow?

By Ian Livingston

Temps near 90 again Friday, showers & storms possible

* NatCast | Lightning Safety | How Many 90-Degree Days at DCA? *

Though we've either been in summer for almost a month or just a few days, depending on your definition, today is one of the first "official" summer days with real heat across the whole area. Highs are making a run at 90 or above in many spots. If National Airport can make it today, it will be the 3rd time this year. Fortunately, humidity levels remain modest for the time of year, so it could feel hotter than it does.

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Through Tonight: Mostly clear skies continue through the evening before trending cloudier overnight. Someone may see a late-night passing shower before morning, especially north of the area. Lows should make it to around 70, with maybe some upper 60s in the 'burbs.

Tomorrow (Friday): Another warm to hot (and more humid) one is scheduled to end the work week. Clouds should be more numerous than today, and showers or storms may enter the picture by midday. Highest odds of rainfall should center on the afternoon, when a line of storms may move through. Highs will again rise to near 90 across the area, but more clouds and those rain chances could keep readings a little lower than today.

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By Ian Livingston  | June 25, 2009; 3:20 PM ET
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DCA hit 91 today, IAD and BWI came in at 89.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 25, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

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