From the ABC 7 Weather team

Heat Advisory until 8 p.m. for D.C. area

May 31, 2011 - 01:30 PM
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Heat index values may exceed 100 degrees this afternoon. Storms are in the forecast tomorrow and may help break the heat for a couple of days.

This Afternoon: Sunny, Hot & Humid

Highs: Mid 90s | Air Quality: Code Orange

Overnight: Clear & Warm

Lows: Around 70 | Wind: SE 4-8 m.p.h.

Wednesday: Partly Cloudy, Afternoon Storms, Still Hot

Highs: Low to Mid 90s | Air Quality: Code Orange

A Heat Advisory is in effect until 8pm tonight. Heat index values of 100 to 105 degrees are possible. Today is also a Code Orange air quality day, which means air is unhealthy for young children, the elderly, and anyone with asthma or a heart or lung condition.

An area of high pressure will remain overhead today, making for sunny skies and hot temperatures in the mid 90s. The added humidity will make it feel like over 100 at times. Tonight will be clear and warm with lows around 70 degrees. Wednesday will bring the chance for a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms with the passage of a cold front. Temperatures are still expected to be hot ahead of the front in the low to mid 90s. Behind this system, temperatures will “cool” a touch on Thursday into the upper 80s to near 90 and back into the upper 80s Friday. Temperatures appear like they will settle back into the lower 90s for the start of the weekend.

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