From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. flirts with triple digits on first day of August

August 1, 2011 - 08:15 AM
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The record high temperature will be challenged today at Reagan National Airport. Highs across the mid-Atlantic will range from 95 to 100 degrees with a chance for strong afternoon thunderstorms.

This Afternoon: Mostly to Partly Sunny, Scattered Thunderstorms

Highs: 95°-100° | Air Quality: Code Orange

Overnight: Isolated Thunderstorms Early, Warm and Humid

Lows: 70s | Wind: WNW 5-10 mph

Tuesday: Mostly Sunny, Hot

Highs: 92°-97° | Wind: NW 10-15 mph

CURRENT RECORDS:

Reagan National Airport: 99° set in 2002

Dulles International Airport: 100° set in 1980

BWI Marshall: 100° set in 2006

August has arrived and the Dog Days of Summer continue. Temperatures this morning will quickly jump from the 70s to the upper 80s. Afternoon highs will around 95 to 100 degrees. As the atmosphere becomes more unstable, showers and thunderstorms will develop by late afternoon. The chance for storms will be about 30 percent.

A few leftover showers and storms will stick around overnight as lows fall into the 70s. Tuesday will be dry with highs in the lower to middle 90s.

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