From the StormWatch7 Forecast Team:
TODAY: Partly cloudy. Hot and humid. Air Quality Alert.
Winds: SW 5-10 mph
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Warm and muggy.
Winds: SW 5 mph
TUESDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy. Hot and humid. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Winds: N 5-10 mph
We're in for a hot and humid start to the work week. Today will be the hottest this week with highs soaring into the low to mid 90s. With the humidity, it will feel like the lower 100s, so take it easy outdoors. There is also a Code Orange Air Quality alert making it unhealthy for sensitive groups. It will remain warm and humid overnight with lows only falling into the mid to upper 70s.
Tomorrow will again be quite hot and humid with highs around 90 degrees. Expect more clouds and scattered showers and thunderstorms with an approaching cold front.
The rest of the week will be seasonable for mid June with highs in the mid 80s and a slight drop in humidity. A few thunderstorms are still possible Wednesday with the frontal boundary stalled across the area. Thursday marks the official start to summer with the solstice occurring at 6:07am.
Current record high temperatures around the DMV for today and Tuesday.
REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT (DCA)
June 18, 97° in 1944
June 19, 99° in 1994
*Temperature records for the Washington DC area have been kept at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport since 1945. Additional temperature records observed downtown date back to 1872.
BWI MARSHALL (BWI)
June 18, 97° (1957, 1944)
June 19, 99° (1994)
*Temperature records for the Baltimore MD area have been kept at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport since 1950. Additional temperature records observed downtown date back to 1872.
DULLES INTERNATIONAL (IAD)
June 18, 94° (2007, 2006)
June 19, 98° (1994)
*Temperature records for the Dulles VA area have been kept at Washington Dulles International Airport since 1960.
Today's Record Temperatures