Forecast: Who knew 90 would feel nice?
Less humid & a little cooler today, then the sizzle returns
Today: Mostly sunny, drier heat. Around 90. | Tonight: Mostly to partly clear. Upper 60s to low 70s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Hot & more humid. Mid-90s. | Sunday: Partly sunny, hot & humid. 25% chance of p.m. storm. Mid-to-upper 90s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but "get out and enjoy" highs around 90 today? It will be a very brief break from the crazy heat that's been with us since a week ago. Mother Nature refuses to give us any greater reprieve, with highs well into the 90s again this weekend and possibly Monday too. Air quality will suffer as a result. Drink that water and put on the sunscreen as summer continues to sizzle.
Today (Friday): Be happy. Highs should only hit around 90 today, about 10 degrees cooler than many spots were yesterday. That line of showers & storms that broke up as it came through yesterday? It was associated with a weak cold front that not only knocks today's temperatures back a bit, but also reduces the humidity. Still, there's a decent chance that mostly sunny skies help us hit 90, which would make this the seventh straight day of 90 or above at Reagan National. Confidence: High
Tonight: Skies likely remain mostly to partly clear. Lows drop to the upper 60s to low 70s as light winds from the south ramp the humidity back up. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast into next week (hint: there is a slightly cooler light at the end of the hot tunnel)...
Tomorrow (Saturday): Somewhat more humid -- probably into the moderate range -- and hot. Highs should end up into the mid-90s, with light winds from the south bringing in our more humid air. Wear that sunscreen. And dress light & light, which means light-colored clothing and lightweight material. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: A slight chance of an evening storm. The A/C doesn't catch a break, with lows only dropping to the low 70s to near 70 in the suburbs, and low-to-mid 70s downtown. And that humidity keeps increasing. Confidence: Medium
Sunday: Mostly sunny in the morning, more clouds & haze in the afternoon. Need I say it? Hot & oppressive. Highs could climb all the way to the mid-or-upper 90s. Heat index in your locale could easily reach the low 100s. A week ago I would've used an exclamation mark with such conditions, but no more. Have we acclimated? In addition, there's a 25% chance of an afternoon or evening shower or thundershower. Confidence: Medium
Partly to mostly cloudy Sunday night with a continued small chance (20-30%) of a shower or thundershower. Mugginess remains with lows in the 70s (could be as high as the mid-to-upper 70s downtown). Confidence: Medium
Monday continues with unideal air quality and hot, hazy, humid conditions. Temperatures soar again, under partial sunshine, to highs around the low-to-mid 90s. With a stronger cold front approaching, the chance of afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms rises to around 50%. Confidence: Medium
The heat and humidity should take a step back on Tuesday, to highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Can't completely rule out a shower or thundershower (20% chance). Confidence: Low-Medium
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