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Heat advisory in effect for D.C. area as hottest day of heat wave takes place Thursday

Weather graphic (Eileen Whelan, ABC7)

Thursday will be the hottest day of our current heat wave, and the hottest day, so far this year, with highs soaring into the upper 90s. With the humidity, it will feel around 105° degrees at times on Thursday afternoon. A Heat advisory is in effect for the D.C. area from 12 p.m. through 8 p.m.

Limit time outdoors, stay hydrated, and take frequent breaks in the shade and/or AC Thursday. An isolated afternoon storm is possible. We'll have a higher chance of storms Friday.

Friday will remain hot with highs in the mid 90s. A weak front approaching the area will trigger more widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be strong to severe, so stay weather alert.

The Storm Prediction Center has the entire area under the 'slight' risk category for Friday. These storms could impact the James Taylor concert at Nationals Park Friday night, so stay with StormWatch7 for updates.

Changes arrive this weekend. The humidity will drop a bit and it won't be quite as hot. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will top out in the upper 80s to low 90s.

WEATHER ALERT THURSDAY

HEAT ADVISORY from Noon to 8 PM - Feels around 105°

- Day 4 of our Heat Wave (hottest day)

- Near record highs

- Storms Friday; some strong/severe

- NICE weekend! Not as hot, a touch less humid this weekend

THURSDAY: Very hot and humid. Isolated PM t-storm.

Highs: 94-98

Feels: 100-105+

Winds: SW 5-10 mph

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Warm and very muggy.

Lows: 72-78

Winds: SW 5 mph

FRIDAY: Still hot and humid. Scattered PM storms. Some strong to severe.

Highs: 89-94

Winds: SW to NW 5-10 mph

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