I ask the question because, as we have seen in the medium range over the last 45 days or so, we just keep getting the heat due to the impressive sub-tropical ridge. I wouldn’t be surprised if we trend warmer as the end of the week gets closer. On top of highs in the lower 90s both yesterday and today (yeah, we’re at 89 as of this post, but you can’t tell me we aren’t going to get to at least 91), we’ll be looking at 90s Monday through Wednesday.
We should see some of the more impressive heat of the summer early this week, with highs in the mid 90s tomorrow and highs in the mid/upper 90s Tuesday (barring no crazy amounts of clouds/rain). Wednesday may also hit the 90s before cooling back into the seasonal mid to upper 80s for the rest of the week. Again, we’ll see if that forecast holds, but it could be warmer than that.
Right now DCA is sitting at +3.3 for the month (using the old 30-year average… not the new normals that got released at the start of the month), and it looks like we shouldn’t see anything less than a +2 anomaly by the end of the month. It’s another hot summer… stay cool.