From the ABC 7 Weather team

A record breaker today for D.C. and a hot weekend

July 29, 2011 - 08:30 PM
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Hottest Day in almost 14 years

Tonight: Partly Cloudy Very Warm but Breezes help

Lows: 75-80 | Heat Index: Near 85 late

Saturday: Sunny Hot and Humid but Not a Record

Highs: Near 95 | Heat Index: Near 100

Sunday: Partly Sunny Hot and Humid Chance PM T'storms

Highs: 91-96 | Rain: 30% Chance PM T'storms

Records today:

Reagan National: 104 degrees | Dulles: 99 degrees | BWI Marshall: 99 degrees

This was the hottest day in Washington in more than 10 years, and the record high of 104 was only 2 degrees shy of the highest temperature ever in Washington. The very hot, parching heat continues into the weekend.

Storms well to the north and northwest are dying but the wind "outflow" from these thunderstorms are bringing some breezy relief to the record heat.  This is part of a "not as hot front" (can't really call it a cold front) that will move through tomorrow, so highs will only be in the mid-90s.  Sunday brings the first real chance of  some needed afternoon general thunderstorms to bring brief relief and much-needed local rains. There's still no sign of a dramatic break in the heat as we move into August.

This is going to be our hottest month ever in D.C., beating last July by 1 degree. The average for the month will be above 84 degrees.

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