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Posted at 9:00 AM ET, 07/23/2010

Just how hot tomorrow?

By Jason Samenow
* Excessive heat today & tomorrow: Full Forecast *

By Jason Samenow  | July 23, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Extreme Heat  
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I said 103, we seem to be running a degree or 2 above predition ( i.e. yesterday most weather forecasters had it being 95 and it was 96) plus every time I look the temp for tomorrow seem to be getting higher

Posted by: minerdude | July 23, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

I've escaped to a much cooler place - Ft Lauderdale where it will only be 85 on Saturday.

Currently, torrential rain with 40 mph winds from Bonnie.

Posted by: SteveT-CapitalWeatherGang | July 23, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I'm with minerdude for the most part. Though we have not topped 102 in quite a long time (a decade or so).

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | July 23, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Probably 103 or 104...it would be interesting if the temperature hits or exceeds the relatively low all-time record of 106.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | July 23, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

To me, making a temperature prediction with the relentless heat we have experienced lately is a meaningless exercise. The year started with record breaking snowfall and morphed into excessive heat with below average rain ever since. As a homeowner and amateur gardener, I'm more concerned with the effect such extremes have had on our plants and yards this year than I am about whether the temperature hits 100, 101 or 102 degrees at Reagan National Airport.

The snowstorms dropped tremendous amounts of nitrogen which encouraged rampant spring growth. Once Mother Nature turned off the spigot, plants were left with lots of top growth with no moisture to support it. From Pythium disease on lawns to bacterial wilt on marigolds, this has been a stressful year so far for suburban landscapes.

A better question to ask is: When do the CWG readers think the jet stream pattern will change from the current high, flat northerly flow into a wave that will generate some instability as well as humidity, and bring the DC area more chances of rain and some occasional temperature fluctuations - instead of days upon days of over 90 degrees?

What bothers me is that August usually brings Bermuda Highs with high temperatures and stagnant air- and we seem to already be there with a week left in July.

Posted by: MillPond2 | July 24, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Come on..We desert dwellers laugh at anything less than 115.

Posted by: PigPen1 | July 24, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm....I sense from PigPen1's comment that Pig Pen is not currently "desert dwelling". If so, prepare yourself for the potentially ubiquitous August Bermuda High - lots of humidity and lousy air quality, with no rain to wash the nastiness out of the atmosphere.

Sometimes this condition persists well into early or mid September.

Posted by: MillPond2 | July 24, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

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