Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Steamy Start to July

      This Afternoon:Partly Cloudy, HOT, Humid with a Stray T-Storm Highs: Low 90s Precipitation: 20% Tonight:Partly Cloudy and Warm Lows: Mid 70s Wind: S 5-10 Wednesday:Partly Sunny, Strong to Severe T-Storms PM Highs: Mid 90s Precipitation: 50%

      Heat, Humidity, Severe thunderstorms, and a tropical system... we're tracking it all this week, D.C!!{} We kick off with the heat today as temperatures top 90 degrees.{} It will feel like upper 90s to near 100 at times this afternoon.{} A cold front and associated upper trough will trigger severe storms in the eastern Great Lakes to Tennessee today.{}This AfternoonBy tomorrow, it will be on our doorstep and more widespread thunderstorms can be expected. A few could cause damaging wind and produce hail. Temperatures will start to cool down starting Friday into the mid 80s.{} Friday could also get a bit rough at the Mid-Atlantic Beaches.{} A tropical depression has formed near Cape Canaveral, Florida{} and is forecast to graze along the Atlantic coast this week.{}{} Here is the latest track from the National Hurricane Center.{} The Depression is expected to strengthen to a Category One hurricane "Arthur" as it approaches the Outer Banks and then curve Northeast away from the Mid-Atlantic.{} If it stays on the expected track, D.C. will have no wind impact, but we'll get some clouds and rain, mainly east of I-95.{} We'll keep you updated through the holiday.{} But the weekend is looking good!