From the ABC 7 Weather team

Severe storms possible tonight, record high set today

June 9, 2011 - 06:29 PM
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A cold front will approach the region from the northwest today bringing with it the chance for strong to severe storms this evening and tonight. Temperatures will be on the decline the next few days.

Overnight: Storms Possible, Warm & Muggy

Lows: 70s | Wind: N 5 m.p.h.

Friday: Partly Sunny, Hot, Storms Possible

Highs: Low 90s | Wind: NW 4-8 m.p.h.

Saturday: Partly Sunny, T-Storms Possible

Highs: Upper 80s | Wind: NW 4-8 m.p.h.

A new record high has been set at BWI Thurgood Marshall at 100 degrees, breaking a 78 year old record from 1933. Reagan National is hit 102 degrees, tying the record originally set back in 1874. Dulles Airport also has reached the record of 97, beating the old record from 1999.

There is a Heat Advisory in effect until 8pm and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 8pm tonight for the majority of the D.C. area. Storms will be capable of producing large hail and damaging winds. Tonight, storms will come to an end and temperatures will settle back into the 70s under partly cloudy skies.

Friday will continue to be hot, but not as hot as today with highs in the lower 90s. A few storms will be possible again in the afternoon and evening hours. The weekend ahead will feature highs in the upper 80s under partly sunny skies. There is a chance for showers and storms each afternoon as the frontal boundary stalls overhead.

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