DC area forecast: A few more days of typical July heat, then a major heat wave is likely

A somewhat subjective assessment of today’s weather on a scale from 0 to 10.

7/10: Afternoon 80s to near 90 with moderate humidity. At the end of this week, you will wish for such average July heat.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Isolated pm storm? Highs: Around 85 to 90.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy. Isolated shower/storm. Lower: Close to 70.
  • Tomorrow: Partly sunny. A few isolated showers/storms. Highs: Mid to upper 80s.

It’s a sunny and seasonal end to the weekend, a good day to get outside and enjoy the sun (sure). Most of us will probably stay dry today despite the possibility of an isolated storm. A few isolated storms are possible tomorrow as the average July heat holds through Tuesday. From Wednesday, however, we can experience the warmest air mass of the year until the end of the week.

Today (Sunday): High pressure keeps us mostly sunny today with highs around 85 to 90, right around average for this time of year. Humidity is low to moderate with dew points in the low to mid 60s, which is a little higher than yesterday, but still quite comfortable. Most of the day is dry, but an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible in the late afternoon. Confidence: High

Tonight: The chance for an isolated shower or storm continues into the evening and overnight. Otherwise, we’ll be partly cloudy and mild with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s as a light southerly wind helps the humidity creep a bit higher. Confidence: Medium-High

Follow us on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram for the latest weather updates. Keep reading for the weather forecast through the week…

Tomorrow (Monday): We can expect a mix of sun and clouds, and an area of ​​low pressure to the south may trigger isolated showers and storms during the day. Temperatures aim for highs in the mid to upper 80s with humidity a bit more noticeable (dew points in the upper 60s) as a light southerly wind continues. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Still an isolated shower or storm possible during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight with lows in the upper 60s to near 70. Confidence: Medium

Tuesday should be dry with partly sunny skies and slightly warmer highs near 90. Partly cloudy Tuesday night with lows in the 70s. Confidence: Medium-High

Get ready for more intense heat to come Wednesday with mostly sunny skies, highs likely in the mid-90s, and the heat index topping out near 100. Highs could be in the mid-90s to near 100 Thursday through at least Saturday with the heat index above 100 degrees at times. Plan to stay hydrated and control pets and the elderly. Confidence: Medium

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *