From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Area Weather Forecast : Two more scorchers before relief

July 16, 2012 - 09:30 PM
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Close to 100° Tuesday

Overnight: Partly Cloudy, Warm and Humid

Lows: 74-79 | Rain: Showers Early Ending

Tuesday: Sunny, Very Hot and Humid

Highs: Near 100° | Heat Index: 105

Wednesday: Sunny, Hot and Humid, Afternoon T'storms

Highs: 95-100 | Rain: 50% Chance PM T'storms

The heat is building again.  Today the high reached 96° and tomorrow will be close to 100° and with this humidity, the heat index Tuesday will be around 105°  Today our 10th day this July of 95° or higher.  Right now this July is even hotter than July 2011 which was the hottest month in DC weather records.  The heat will be with us through Wednesday but a weak cool front will be close to trigger widespread thunderstorms, some possibly severe late Wednesday.  Later in the week not as hot . . .not really refreshing but sure not as hot as tomorrow will be.

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