From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Hot & humid today with just a slight risk of showers

July 1, 2012 - 10:50 AM
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It has been a hot and muggy start to the day. Look for daytime highs in the mid and upper 90s, hazy skies, and high humidity.  There is just a slight chance of showers today

This Afternoon: Partly Sunny, Hot, Humid

Highs: 95-98 | Wind: W 5-10 mph

Tonight: Clearing Skies, Warm

Lows: 70-75 | Precipitation: 20%

Monday: Mostly Sunny, A Bit Less Humid

Highs: 92-95 | Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Even though the season has just begun, last week's microburst and Friday's devastating storm has made this the summer of our discontent.  There are no heat advisories for Sunday as yet, but that will be small comfort to those still without power.  Daytime highs in the 90s and high humidity levels will still make for a mostly uncomfortable day. There is a slight risk for thunderstorms today.

A frontal system draped across the region will slowly move south today as a cold front is poised to move through the region overnight.  While not that impressive, it will likely give us one of the better days in the coming hot week, with highs on Monday in the lower 90s and air that is slightly less humid.  Thereafter, the mercury will rise to the mid 90s and dew points will creep up as well.  For the Fourth, another front will try to make its way into the area, but the dynamics don't look promising. Look for a typical Washington Fourth of July, with highs in the 90s and a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms.

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