79
      Sunday
      85 / 68
      Monday
      90 / 69
      Tuesday
      93 / 70

      D.C. Forecast: Sultry Sunday, then a stormy Monday

      This Afternoon:Partly Sunny, Hot, & Humid Highs: 85-90 Wind: S 10-15 mph Tonight:Increasing Clouds, Muggy Lows: 62-68 Wind: SE 5-10 mph Monday:Showers & Thunderstorms, Not as Hot Highs: 75-80 Rain: S 10-15 mph/G 30

      Yesterday was yet another day under the broiler as October continued to pretend that summer never ended!{} The 89 degree high at Reagan, and the identical 90 degree readings at BWI and Dulles (the latter being a record for the date for the 2nd day in a row) are nearly 20 degrees above seasonal norms.{} The high humidity made it feel like the low 90s - yes, heat indices still in October! - and the beaches at Rehobeth and Ocean City drew summer-like crowds.{} The same high pressure ridge that has kept us hot since the month began will give us{}one more{}exceptionally hot day today before some much needed relief arrives on Monday.{} Under partly sunny skies today's highs will again be near 90.

      A strong cold front, now bringing soaking rains and damaging winds{}to the Midwest, is poised to move toward the{}the DC area{}late{}tonight and early tomorrow.{} Monday will see an increase in clouds with showers and thunderstorms likely by afternoon.{} The rain, which could last into the evening hours, could be substantial enough - up to an inch - that some flash flood warnings are possible.{} It will also be a breezy start to the week with southerly winds gusting up to 30 mph.{} Temperatures will be noticeably cooler{} with highs from 75 to 80.

      Tuesday will see a return to cooler fall weather with mostly sunny skies and highs near 70.{} That same pattern with much lower humidity is expected to last through the rest of the week.{} Enjoy your Sunday!