Summertime Heat to Impact D.C.
Washington (ABC7) —
After a seasonable start to the work week, an increase in temperatures is expected by the middle to latter half of the week. By Wednesday you might be wishing the pools were already open!
An area of high pressure slides off the coast and sends in southerly winds. This will not only increase temperatures but also pump up humidity values. With dew points in the 60s on Wednesday and daytime highs in the low 90s, it will feel hot and uncomfortable. Be ready to turn the A.C. on during the day and at night! Overnight lows will also be well above average staying in the low 70s Wednesday and Thursday night.
This upcoming heat is about 10-15 degrees above our average. It will feel more like August than mid-May! Remember to stay well hydrated through the week and apply the sunscreen if spending time outdoors.
The heat sticks around through Friday. An approaching cold front will cool things down for the weekend, and also increase our chance for a few showers and thunderstorms. It all depends on the timing of the front for when the D.C. area could see unsettled weather. If the front moves through in the afternoon we could have a better chance at a few thunderstorms. If the front moves through later in the evening a few showers are still possible, but the threat for thunderstorms comes down.
The StormWatch7 team will continue to monitor the heat and the chance for thunderstorms through this weekend. Another front looks to arrive late weekend and into next week with more rain chances. Be sure to download the StormWatch7 app for the latest updates and to track potential storms.