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Highs in the 90s start tomorrow, with storm chances Tue-Wed

Today might get to 90, but the real story lies in the next seven days, where highs are expected to reach from the lower 90s to lower 100s Monday through next Sunday (and beyond?). Thursday through Saturday has been fairly consistent in being the hottest days, with highs in the 97-103 range. The forecast hasn’t been changing all that much, so confidence is high that we’ll see some very hot temperatures at the end of the week. Lows will typically be in the mid 70s during this period.

A weak cold front will provide the region with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday before the big ridge builds in. There will still be a slight chance of showers and storms through the end of the week, but the next “good chance” for rain will be around Monday of next week.

The First Annual American Weather Conference is being held in Baltimore, MD this weekend… it’s going to be a bit uncomfortable with all that heat! I’ll be in attendance for most of Friday (after noon) and all of Saturday.

Enjoy the cooler temps… they’re only temporary

DCA is sitting at +4.0 through the first 12 days of July, with all but two of those days with highs of 91-97. Today was another warm day as temperatures climbed to about 93 before the storms hit.

Tomorrow through Sunday looks to be more seasonal to even slightly below normal, with highs in the mid to upper 80s. While not necessarily cool, it’s certainly a nice period of relief, especially considering what lies ahead.

Another warm up is on the way during the second half of next week, when highs could climb into the 95-105 range (according to the latest model runs and trends). Whether these hot temperatures will verify or not remains speculative since it is still in the medium range, but all of the medium-range signals point to hot, hot, hot weather next week.