From the ABC 7 Weather team

After a brief reprieve, high heat heads back to D.C.

June 5, 2011 - 11:30 AM
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With the humidity creeping back up, the temperatures won't be far behind. Look for 90s by Wednesday!

This Afternoon: Partly Sunny, Highs: 82-86 | Wind: NE 5-10

Tonight: Showers Early, Late Clearing

Lows: 60-66 | Wind: N 5

Monday: Sunny & Mild, Comfortable

Highs: 80-84 | Wind: N 5-10

Just when you thought you could give your air conditioner an extended break, Mother Nature is planning yet another heat wave for Washington. While it will be short-lived, the wave will likely send the mercury into the low to mid 90s on Wednesday and Thursday. Until then, we should be, if not entirely comfortable, at least not broiling!  After a mostly refreshing Saturday with low dew points and highs in the low to mid 80s, today is a bit cloudier, a bit more humid,  but similar in temperatures. The passage of a front triggered showers and some heavy downpours this morning especially in western Maryland and on the eastern shore. But the remainder of the day should be rain free.  A few showers and thunderstorms are possible in the overnight hours, but skies will begin to clear by morning.  Monday looks to be mostly sunny and comfortable with highs in the low 80s. But the development of a Bermuda High  - a dome of high pressure that effectively keeps most precipitation away and sets up a hot southerly flow - will send temperatures soaring on Wednesday. The arrival of a front late on Thursday is expected to drop readings, if only a smidge; look for highs on Friday to be near 90 and a few degrees less on Saturday.

NOTE: This time of June can be hot - and usually is - but the contrasts can be extreme.  The record high for this date of 100 degrees was set back in 1925.  But just one year later, the record low for the date was set at a chilly 48 degrees.  What a difference a year can make!  Enjoy your Sunday. 

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