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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 08/ 9/2010

PM Update: Going from bake to broil

By Ian Livingston

Super scorchers on Tuesday and Wednesday

* Relentless heat roasts Russia | Massive ice chunk breaks off glacier *
* Outside now? Radar, lightning, temps & more: Weather Wall *
* 90+ days so far in 2010: 49; Next up to pass, 1993 & 1881 (51 days) *

It's hot, it's humid. It's summer of 2010 in the D.C. area. That's all you probably need to know, but here are the details: Today's readings in the low-to-mid 90s pushed us that much closer to the 50 days 90+ category, and we'll only have to wait one more to get there. If that's not enough, we'll close in on the century mark again. While it looks like a stretch that we get there tomorrow, if we do, it will be the 5th time in 2010. If not, we should get another try right after.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: We stay plenty warm and humid into the evening as temperatures slowly drop into and through the 80s around sunset. Moisture in the air keeps us from falling too far, so look for lows in the lower 70s for the suburbs to the mid-or-upper 70s downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Tuesday should rank among the hottest days of the year when all is said and done, though there have been many such days now! Morning temperatures fly through the 80s and past 90 before lunch on their way to highs in the mid-and-upper 90s. Humidity will not be enjoyable, but a west wind should keep it from being as bad as it could be.

See Jason Samenow's forecast through the weekend. And if you haven't already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Stormy skies: Boston Globe's The Big Picture recently highlighted photos of powerful storms that have impacted different parts of the world over recent months. As is always the case from The Big Picture, many amazing images are available to view. And that they are images of storms makes it even better!

By Ian Livingston  | August 9, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Posted by: trollboy69 | August 9, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: MadRabbitScientist | August 9, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

ditto Mad. What are the odds that winter 2010/11 will exceed 09/10? This summer makes me think it's not out of the realm of possibility.

Posted by: AdmiralX | August 9, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Totally unrelated, but has anyone seen this video of the storm that hit Finland over the weekend? Pretty frightening.

Posted by: mizery | August 9, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Seeing those photos made me realize we don't get the really bad stuff here.

Speedy recovery for all those places that got hit hard.

Posted by: jaybird926 | August 9, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Where do we currently for number of 90+ Days?

Posted by: crazer | August 9, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Where do we currently *rank* for number of 90+ Days?

Posted by: crazer | August 9, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

All I know is that Deep Creek Lake has highs in the 70's forecast for this weekend. I'm there!

Posted by: bodyiq | August 9, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

I consider this weather to be training for our trip to Phoenix at the end of the month.
I'm ready. Bring it on.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | August 9, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

You think that we might get some rain out of the tropical system in the Gulf?

Posted by: MKadyman | August 9, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

MKadyman - very doubtful. This system is very disorganized and has a less than 20% chance of developing into anything meaningful. It's moisture could enhance rain showers in the Midwest this week, but nothing significant will likely result for our area.

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | August 9, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

crazer, after tomorrow (with 50) we'll be alone in 9th for annual totals (though there are several ties in that group). In other words, 14 yrs in history will be ahead still. If we get to 59 we're tied for 2nd, 60 would put us in second alone and with some to go for the "victory".

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | August 10, 2010 12:55 AM | Report abuse

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