From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington DC Weather: Hottest air of the year lingers

July 17, 2013 - 11:10 AM
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Grab your water bottle before you leave the house this morning. Heat continues to be the weather story with daily index values above 100º.

Today:
Mostly Sunny, Very Hot & Humid
Highs: 93º-98º
Heat Index: Feels: 100º-105º
Overnight:
Few Clouds, Muggy & Very Warm (Stray Storm)
Lows: 72º-80º
Wind: Light
Tomorrow:
Hazy, Very Hot & Humid, Stray Mountain Storm
Highs: 94º-99º
Heat Index: 102º-107º

We hit 96º again yesterday for the second day in a row, tying our hottest temperature reading from Monday! Expect more of the same with afternoon highs in mid to upper 90s through Friday and feels like readings from near 100º.

There still remains a slightest chance of a passing shower but any action will mainly be confined west of the region, in the mountains.

A cold front arriving Saturday will bring our greatest chance for scattered thundershowers and some could be strong to severe. Temperatures drop to seasonable levels, upper 80s for Sunday with a shower or storm still possible. Stay cool and have a great day!

Code Orange Air Quality is expected today through Friday in the D.C. area, which means not only will the dangerous heat continue, but the air will also be unhealthy for sensitive groups including children, the elderly and anyone with heart or breathing difficulties. A refresher on air quality action alerts is here!

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