D.C.-area forecast: Hot and humid today with more strong storms possible; a little more comfortable by midweek

A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

3/10: Storms could help cut the heat again, but they could also be severe. So all in all, not much reason to cheer.


Today: Hot & sweaty, with a chance of storms. Highs: Low-to-mid 90s.
Tonight: Scattered storms possible. Lows: Mid-70s to near 80.
Tomorrow: Late-day storm? Highs: Near 90 to mid-90s.

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Still hot, still humid, and potentially still stormy. With our heat wave going strong, another round or two of strong to severe storms is possible today. The heat and humidity hang on tomorrow as well, before a cold front finally takes us back to more typical temperatures and somewhat lower humidity heading into midweek.

Today (Sunday): We stay firmly in hot and humid territory today, so nothing new there. Also not new is the chance for showers and thunderstorms. The exact timing is hard to say. But we could see one round midday, and another late afternoon into evening. Any of these storms could bring strong winds and small hail along with dangerous lightning. Highs reach the low-to-mid 90s under variably cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Some scattered strong storms remain possible through the evening into the overnight. Unfortunately, the lingering moisture just makes the overnight even more stifling with very light winds. Skies are partly to mostly cloudy as lows range from the mid-70s to near 80, and a few areas may develop some patchy fog. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Monday): A cold front approaches tomorrow, but we’ve got one more sweltering day before it arrives. Highs range from around 90 to the-mid 90s with partly sunny skies. Late-day storm chances are only around 30% even with the cold front coming through. Still, anything that does develop has the chance to pack a punch. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Still a 30% chance of a storm into the evening. The humidity dips a little lower behind the cold front, with slightly cooler temperatures as lows settle near 70 to the mid-70s. Partly cloudy skies may trend clearer toward morning, with a light breeze from the north. Confidence: Medium


High pressure builds in Tuesday and Wednesday, which should mean partly to mostly sunny skies, and humidity down to the moderate range. While technically “noticeably” cooler, we’ll still feel the typical summer heat with highs reaching the mid-to-upper 80s. Tuesday night is where we’ll notice the biggest difference, with lows cooling off to the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium