From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Temperatures soar into the 90s as summer hits its stride

July 6, 2013 - 12:47 PM
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More summertime sizzle to start the weekend with sunny skies, highs in the low 90s, and uncomfortable humidity.  Sunday will feature more of the same with the exception of the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms.  

This Afternoon:
Mostly Sunny & Hot, Quite Humid
Highs: 90-94
Heat Index: 95-100
Partly Cloudy, Warm, & Humid
Lows: 70-77
Wind: SW 5-10 mph
Mostly Sunny, Hot, PM T'Storms Possible
Highs: 90-95
Rain: 40% Chance

Right on schedule, summer is starting to turn up the heat.  Yesterday's 90 degree temperature at Reagan National - the first 90 of the month -  looks to be just the beginning of a week-long heat wave.  With a Bermuda High pumping in hot air from the south and dew points in the 70s, Washington will be sweating through the weekend and likely through much of the coming week.  Highs near 90 with heat indices in the mid 90s are likely both today and tomorrow.

As the Bermuda High moves farther east, the shower and thunderstorm activity currently in the Midwest will get closer and we could see some storms late on Sunday.  The threat of showers will continue through the week, especially on Thursday as a cold front is expected to arrive and bring somewhat cooler air for next weekend.  But until then, it will be a sultry succession of 90 degree days.  Enjoy your Saturday and remember to keep your cool!

NOTE: While yesterday was the first 90 degree reading of July, there have been ten other 90s this year: one in April, three in May, and six in June. 

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