D.C. forecast: The scorching heat will continue until tomorrow, then it will be a little cooler on Friday

* Heat advice Wednesday from noon to 7 pm *

A somewhat subjective assessment of today’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

0/10: Hot or even hotter than the last few days, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees.

  • today: Mostly sunny and very hot. Highs: about 95 to 100.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear and humid. Lows: 70 seconds.
  • tomorrow: Mostly to partly sunny, stormy evening? Highs: Mid to upper 90s.

Today may be the hottest day in a record September heat wave that began on Sunday. We have a chance of hitting 100 degrees today, which will be the first 100 degree day in the nation’s capital since 2016 and the first 100 degree day in September since 1980, although we may hit a lower degree like yesterday. A cold front brings a daily chance of rain and storms starting Thursday.

today is Wednesday): The sweltering heat does not stop today with mostly sunny skies as temperatures rise again towards highs around 95 to 100. With moderate to high humidity (dew points in the upper 60s to around 70), the afternoon heat index should reach around 100 to 105. Washington’s record on that date — 104 in 1881 — is probably a long way off, but Dulles International Airport could beat the record of 95 set in 1985. Confidence: High

Tonight: It will be mostly clear and humid with lows in the 70s. Confidence: high

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tomorrow is Thursday): The sky may become partly cloudy as low pressure moves in from the west. We’re still feeling hot with highs in the mid-to-high 90s. The heat index could still peak near 100. Some showers and thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon into evening as a cold front develops. Confidence: average

Tomorrow night: The opportunity remains ripe for some rain and thunderstorms during the evening, followed by partly cloudy skies during the night. The weather is still fairly humid with lows in the 60s to mid 70s. Confidence: average

Some improvement Friday, although temperatures are still about 10 degrees above average, with highs in the 90s under partly sunny skies. An approaching cold front may bring scattered showers and storms during the afternoon and into the evening. Overnight lows settle into the upper 60s and low 70s. Confidence: average

We’re looking at partly cloudy, warm – but not unusually hot – weather. weekend, with highs in the mid-80s and moderate humidity. The weather remains unstable with the possibility of scattered rain and storms over the course of the two days. Lows Saturday night settle into the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: low-medium

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