Look for a mostly cloudy, humid and very warm start to the weekend with afternoon highs in the low 90s. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely today through Monday.
This Afternoon: Mostly Cloudy. Warm, Humid, Showers
Highs: 86-90 | Wind: 70% Chance
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Showers Possible
Lows: 68-74 | Rain: 30% Chance
Sunday: Mostly Cloudy, Humid, PM Showers
Highs: 80-85 | Rain: 50% Chance
August stayed true to its very warm ways by going out with a sizzle. Yesterday's 97 degree high at Reagan National was the second hottest day of the month - only the 98 reading on the 5th was hotter - and helped nudge the monthly average three degrees above the norm. September won't be changing the script all that much as highs Saturday should be near 90. The cold front moving through and destined to stall out to our south won't provide much relief from the heat and mugginess. With very moist air, low pressure and the remnants of Isaac close by, the next few days will be mostly cloudy and muggy with an ever-present threat of showers and thunderstorms. Labor Day looks to be the coolest of the next three days with projected high in the low 80s.
NOTE: Yesterday's 97 degree reading marked the 50th time this summer that the mercury hit 95 or above, tying the all-time record here in Washington. Enjoy this last weekend of summer!