6-Day forecast for the Washington, D.C. metro region
Mainly sunny, very hot, humid, highs in the upper 90’s; NW winds around 5 mph
Mainly clear, mild, muggy, lows near 75 degrees
Mainly sunny, hot, humid, chance of PM showers and thunderstorms, mid 90’s for afternoon highs
Mainly cloudy, mild, muggy, chance of showers and thunderstorms, near 70 degrees for late night lows
Partly sunny, very warm, chance of showers and thunderstorms, near 90 degrees
Mainly cloudy, not quite as warm, chance of showers and thunderstorms, mid 80’s
Mainly cloudy, warm, chance of showers, maybe a thunderstorm, lower 80’s
Partly sunny, warm, lower 80’s
With high pressure still in control, the high heat and humidity will continue for another couple of days in the Mid-Atlantic region. In fact, the heat both this afternoon and on Thursday can break records in some spots with expected highs well up in the 90’s (see below). Later tomorrow, the chance of showers and thunderstorms will increase as a frontal system approaches the area from the northwest. This front will tend to stall out in the general vicinity late in the week and that will result in unsettled weather conditions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the daily threat of showers and thunderstorms.
On the tropical scene, “Lee” will be closely monitored in coming days as it intensifies rapidly and potentially becomes a threat to the US east coast. Lee will probably reach hurricane status later today and will likely become a “major” hurricane by the weekend…maybe even intensify all the way to a “category 5” storm.
Record highs for today at the nearby airport are as follows (and all are in jeopardy): DCA (98 degrees, 1954), IAD (98 degrees, 1983), BWI (98 degrees, 1983)
Meteorologist Paul Dorian
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