From the ABC 7 Weather team

New month, same heat. At least for today!

August 1, 2011 - 08:49 AM
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Our string of 90-plus degree days will continue today. In fact we could be flirting with a few area records once again.

Monday: Sunny To Partly Cloudy; Hot; (30%) Few PM T-Showers

Highs: Upper 90s | Wind: NW 5-10

Overnight: Evening Storm; Otherwise Muggy & Mild

Lows: 70s | Wind: NNW 5-10

Tuesday: Plenty of Sunshine; A Bit Less Humid

Highs: Mid 90s | Wind: NNW 10-15

It appears that the hottest day of the week will be today with temperatures once again climbing to near record highs in the upper 90s. Of course the humidity will play a role in making feel a touch warmer and certainly more uncomfortable. The good news is that a weak frontal boundary will push through the region later this afternoon and early tonight. It's good news because this boundary will provide a focus mechanism for a few scattered showers and storms.

The chance of rain is far from a lock at 30 percent, however, we are all in need of some high quality H2O as the rain deficit at Reagan National stands at -4.44 inches since the beginning of the year. The best chance of rain will be along a line from I81 eastward. Activity will diminish overnight leaving in their wake muggy and mild conditions with temperatures slowly dropping off into the 70s. Another cold front will make a run at the region by Wednesday before high pressure returns to round out the week. Beyond Tuesday our temperatures look to run at or slight above average which is now 88 degrees for this time of the year. ~ Have a good day!

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