From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington DC Weather: Hot and muggy with the slightest chance of a storm

July 4, 2013 - 02:00 PM
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Happy 4th of July! There will be increased sunshine today with a decreased threat of showers. But it will continue to be hot and sticky!

4th of July:
Partly Cloudy, Hot & Sticky, Stray PM Storm
Highs: Near 90º
Precipitation: 20%
Fireworks-9PM:
Any Stray Storms End, Mainly Clear, Warm & Muggy
Temperatures: Lower 80s
Wind: S 5-10 mph
Tomorrow:
Hazy, Hot & Humid, Chance Mountain Storm
Highs: Around 90º
Wind: SSE 5-15

High Pressure centered over the Western Atlantic is slowly inching westward toward the mid-Atlantic coast, while a stubborn, upper-level low persists over the Midwest. So while it will remain rather tropical feeling around here, the axis of moisture will be thrust to our west, thereby decreasing our shower/storm threat today to about 20%. By Friday and Saturday: hazy, hot and humid conditions will be the story as our 3rd heat wave of the season commences, and only a stray mountain storm can be expected. The next chance for appreciable moisture comes late Sunday; however, this is not expected to really break the heat. Have a wonderful Independence Day – be safe and stay cool!

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