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 Afternoon
By 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!