Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated 4:40 p.m. July 7, 2015

Reagan National finally got back over 90 degrees on Monday afternoon after going almost two weeks without reaching the 90s.  That was the twentieth day this summer of 90 degrees or higher.

High pressure over the Great Lakes is pushing a cool front our way.  Technically it’s a cold front, but at this time of the year, I don’t like using the word “cold” when afternoon highs will be near 90 both ahead of, and behind, the front.  The biggest impact this front will have is an increased rain chance that returns Wednesday and lingers into Thursday.

Wednesday will start out dry, but rain chances move in from the West during the late morning.  Plan on a shower-filled afternoon and evening. The added clouds and rain chances will keep most areas in the mid to upper 80s on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday also has a significant chance for showers – mainly in the late afternoon.

Best of all, it still looks like Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be dry with highs near 90 each day.


TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, warm, humid

Wind: South 5 to 15 mph

Lows: 70 degrees to 76 degrees


WEDNESDAY: Increasing clouds, rain likely with a few thunderstorms

Rain chance: 70 percent

Wind: Southwest 5 to 15 mph

Highs: 84 degrees to 89 degrees


THURSDAY: Mostly to partly cloudy, occasional showers

Rain chance: 40 percent

Wind: West 5 to 10 mph

Highs: 85 degrees to 90 degrees


FRIDAY: Partly to mostly sunny, hot, humid

Wind: Southwest 5 to 15 mph

Highs: 86 degrees to 91 degrees


Averages  high/low 87/71 Rain 0.02 inches

Records   high/low 105/56


Sunrise 5:50 a.m.; sunset 8:36 p.m.