From the ABC 7 Weather team

Hot temperatures continue with storms possible in the D.C. area

August 1, 2011 - 02:27 PM
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Highs should creep back into the mid and upper 90s today under mostly sunny skies. A frontal system will bring a chance for a few afternoon thunderstorms.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny, PM Storms Possible

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

Overnight: Mostly Clear, Any Storms End

Lows: 70s | Wind: NW 5-10 m.p.h.

Tuesday: Mostly Sunny, Hot

Highs: Mid 90s | Wind: NW 5-10 m.p.h.

The heat continues across the D.C. area today, with the 15th day in a row at or above 93 degrees experienced at Reagan National Airport. Highs should top out in the upper 90s under mostly sunny skies. A few high clouds will be possible this afternoon as a frontal system pushes towards the area from the northwest. There is also a chance for a few thunderstorms along the front, and the potential exists for an isolated storm with damaging wind gusts.

Tonight, storms will come to an end and lows will be in the 70s under mostly clear skies. Tuesday will be mostly sunny and hot with highs in the mid 90s. Another frontal system will push into the area on Wednesday, bringing with it added clouds and a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs should remain in the lower 90s.

Thursday and Friday should be pleasant with mostly sunny skies but still hot with temperatures around 90 Thursday and in the low 90s by Friday. The weekend ahead will feature another frontal system which is expected to bring the chance for showers and thunderstorms back to the region.

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