DC Area Weather Forecast: Humid Heat to Continue Before Storm Chances Increase Later in the Week

* Heat warning from 12:00 to 20:00 *

A somewhat subjective assessment of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

1/10: Stubborn sticky, stagnant stench from high temperatures that won’t go away.

  • Today: Partly sunny, chance of an afternoon storm. Highs: 95-100.
  • This evening: Partly cloudy, very muggy. Lows: 75-80.
  • Tomorrow: Partly sunny, chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs: 93-97.

The weather misery index is skyrocketing, with both temperatures and humidity nearing maximum levels of discomfort in July. There doesn’t appear to be any significant cold fronts coming in to “save the day.” But we are seeing a dying front that could provide a brief cooler Friday, and increasing storm chances late in the week as we try to combat our increasing drought conditions, which are especially concerning west of DC.

Today (Tuesday): Foggy, warm and humid with a mix of sun and clouds as highs climb back into the mid 90s to near 100. Higher humidity (dew points in the low to mid 70s) will push heat index values ​​above 105, so extreme caution is advised for any level of outdoor activity. Winds out of the south at around 5 mph won’t help matters. Isolated, small thunderstorms are possible in the late afternoon to early evening. Confidence: High

This evening: Extremely humid conditions remain with lows in the mid 70s to near 80s along with partly cloudy skies. A light breeze continues to blow from the south at around 5 mph. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): Mixed sun and clouds could be a bit cloudier than Tuesday. Highs will be closer to the mid-90s, but dew points in the mid-70s are still super humid. Spotty afternoon showers and gales are possible, though they could be more miss than hit, making it a lottery of winners and mostly losers in the hunt for rain. Winds from the south will increase to 10-15 mph, with higher gusts. Confidence: Average

Tomorrow evening: Scattered showers or a thunderstorm remain possible, but likely nothing widespread or long-lasting. Lows will hover around the mid to high 70s under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Average

Thursday sees partly sunny skies with slightly cooler highs in the low to mid 90s and moderate to high humidity. A few scattered showers and storms may move through the area again, with perhaps an increased chance of more numerous showers and storms developing Thursday night as lows settle into the low to mid 70s. Confidence: Average

Friday has the best chance for the most showers and thunderstorms. Heavier showers are even possible. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with cooler highs aiming for the mid to high 80s, while humidity will remain moderate to high. Friday night, the chance of rain will remain with lows in the low to mid 70s. Confidence: Average

The weekend Trends generally drier, but scattered showers and storms are still possible Saturday and Saturday night, especially east of DC Partly sunny skies will lift Saturday’s highs back into the low 90s, then mostly sunny skies will push Sunday’s highs back into the mid to upper 90s. Saturday night, lows will mostly be in the 70s. Moderate to high humidity continues to haunt the forecast with dew points in the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Average

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