Thunderstorms rumbled through the area overnight causing downed trees and power lines in the northern and western suburbs. Today looks very uncomfortable as southwesterly winds around high pressure off the Atlantic Coast will lead to nasty heat and humidity. Temperatures will sizzle into the 90s with heat indices, a “feels like” temperature accounting for humidity, of near 100°.Thunderstorms headed for the D.C. region.
Meanwhile, a slow-moving cold front will likely ignite more showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, some of which could be severe with gusty winds and heavy rainfall. In fact, there is a threat for strong to severe weather today with dangerous wind gusts being our biggest threat.Greatest threats for our area.
The cold front is expected to slowly cross the area Tuesday, accompanied by a few more showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe as well. Once the front finally clears the region, west-northwesterly winds will usher in cooler and less humid weather Wednesday. Temperatures will only reach 80 degrees and the dew points will be near 60 degrees—refreshing! We expect the cooler-than-average weather to persist through the second half of the work week. Be weather aware today!