From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Plenty of heat today, strong storms likely tomorrow

July 13, 2014 - 11:28 AM
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Look for yet another very warm & humid day in the Nation's Capital with highs in the low 90s.  Skies will turn from partly to mostly cloudy and scattered thunderstorms are possible this afternoon.

This Afternoon:
Partly Sunny, Hot, Humid, PM Storms
Highs: 88-93
Rain: 30% Chance
Scattered Storms, Warm
Lows: 67-75
Rain: 30% Chance
Mostly Cloudy, Hot, Strong Storms Likely
Highs: 91-95
Rain: 60% Chance

As hot and humid as its been, this July has not been exceptional to date.  Yesterday was just the sixth day this month when we hit the 90 degree mark and just one heat advisory has been issued.  So compared to the July of 2012, for instance, when we'd already had multiple days of triple digit heat, this month has been on its best behavior.  And with some atypically cool air poised to arrive by midweek, July's fiery reputation just might be jeopardy!  Until then however, July will be its sultry self with highs today and tomorrow in the low to mid 90s making for uncomfortable days and likely stormy ones as well. 

There is a slight risk of afternoon storms today, but the likelihood will grow tomorrow as a cold front approaches.  Some of those storms could bring high winds, hail, and flooding rains.  The threat of storms extends into Tuesday as temperatures drop into the upper 80s.  In the wake of the storms, unseasonably cool air in the midwest will arrive here on Wednesday and Thursday.  The refreshingly cooler and drier air will be a nice reminder that July, statistically DC's hottest month, isn't all sizzle all the time!  Enjoy your Sunday.

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