7 days in a row above 90 - when will we catch a break?

      Last Wednesday (7/17) was the hottest day so far this year at DCA with a high of 97, and the coolest high in 7 days was 93.{} It's July in D.C., so it's supposed to be hot as the average high at DCA stands at 89, and that's close to where we'll be today and Tuesday.{} However, it looks like cooler temperatures and a break from the humidity is on the way.

      This time of year in Washington, any big{}break from the heat and humidity is usually brief, and this next break should follow that convention.{} Also, I want to point out that I chat about this comfortable shift in our weather with a degree of skepticism because experience shows that July cold fronts often stall overhead or before they{} even make it to D.C. proving model guidance wrong.

      Though as it stands now, a cold front should travel here from the Upper Midwest and pass through Washington on Wednesday, so the effects will mostly be felt by Thursday and Friday.{} Highs in the mid 80s are expected for Thursday and Friday, but even lower 80s are a possibility on Thursday.{} Dewpoints should also drop from the muggy lower 70s into the comfortable 50s/near 60.{}

      Cooler & less humid air on the way