DC Area Forecast: Another surf today, with potential storms late in the day

* Warning of excessive heat noon to 8 p.m. for heat index as high as 110 degrees *

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

2/10: Not much different than yesterday, but it’s the weekend…

  • Today: Partly sunny. Scattered strong storms. Highlights: 94-98.
  • Tonight: Showers or storms possible, then clearing. Low: Low to mid 70s.
  • Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Higher: Mid to upper 80s.

Well, it looks like we’re going through another high heat episode without hitting 100 degrees. It is difficult to do with very high humidity and wind from the south instead of the west. Heat indexes made it to around 110 degrees in most places yesterday, and they will be well up there again today. Maybe not as loud, but still very uncomfortable. Fortunately, we have a cold front coming. That will send temperatures back toward levels more typical of late July tomorrow. Cooler conditions should continue into next week as well.

Today (Saturday): There are more clouds than yesterday, which probably puts a ceiling on the temperatures. As a cold front approaches, scattered showers and storms are possible, especially during the afternoon, when some may be intense. In addition to lightning and heavy rain, isolated damaging winds are possible. Before the storms, the mid to upper 90s should make it in most places. Heat index values ​​of 105 or higher are a good bet in many places, with higher possible in the cities and especially in the south. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: A shower or storm is possible in the evening, but that risk ends overnight. The humidity drops. Not so fast, which helps keep lows from dipping past the low and mid-70s. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Sunday): It will feel significantly better than it has in recent days. The clouds are most numerous early, when there may be a passing shower, then it will become more sunny as time goes on. As dew points fall into the mid 60s, highs in the mid to upper 80s won’t have much added heat index. The wind is out of the northwest about five to 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Partly to mostly clear skies should grace the region. Humidity continues to drop further, helping to drag temperatures into the upper 60s and low 70s. Confidence: Medium

We might let in another Nice Day Sun stamp Monday. It has a ceiling of 85 degrees and we will be right around that for high temperatures. Even better, dew points in the mid-50s mean little in the way of nuisance humidity. The wind looks set to continue blowing out of the northwest. Confidence: Medium

Looks like Tuesday, and maybe several days after as we wander into August. Average temperatures are falling as we lose increasing amounts of light every day. It won’t be long before the leaves change – or we’re in for our next heat wave. Confidence: Medium

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