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Washington, D.C. weather forecast: Sizzling Tuesday, cooler by end of week

May 12, 2014 - 08:00 PM
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Mild and muggy conditions overnight will give way to heat index readings in the 90s on Tuesday.

Overnight:
Partly to Mostly Cloudy
Lows: 63°-68°
Wind: Northwest 3-8 mph
Tuesday:
Partly Cloudy, Hot and Humid, Isolated Showers
Highs: near 90°
Heat Index: 90°-95°
Wednesday:
Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Thundershowers
Highs: upper 70s
Wind: East 5-10 mph

 

We may very well see the “warmest” nighttime temperatures this year as lows fall into the 60s. Skies will be partly cloudy with a chance for a passing shower and isolated rumble of thunder.

Dress comfortably Tuesday, as it will definitely be the hottest and most uncomfortable day of the week. Highs will jump to the upper 80s and some may even crack 90 degrees. Heat index readings won’t make it any better, with feels like temperatures in the lower to middle 90s. Although chances are limited, showers and thunderstorms will dot the radar; so grab an umbrella to be on the safe side.

A cold front arrives Wednesday bringing partly cloudy skies and a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 70s. This same system will stick around for the remainder of the work and school week bringing the potential for showers and thunderstorms – periods of heavy rain can’t be ruled out.

Ending on a positive note – the upcoming weekend looks dry and sunny.

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