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TRAFFIC ALERT In Prince George’s County, on the Outer Loop of the Beltway before St. Barnabas Road, traffic gets by on the far left lane.

Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated 7 p.m. Sept. 3, 2015

There’s a chance of showers and storms before midnight. Another round of showers could hit Friday afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through.

Cooler and less humid weather is coming for the start of Labor Day weekend.

It soared to 96 degrees at Reagan National this afternoon, only 2 degrees away from the record high of 98 set back in 1953. Thunderstorms developed in the heat and humidity during that afternoon; they will continue over the next several hours, but will end before midnight. It will stay muggy overnight with some patchy fog.

A cold front will approach the region Friday, with a risk of a morning shower, but a better chance of showers and storms late afternoon and into the evening. Clouds will clear out Saturday morning, leading to a spectacular day with much cooler temperatures and lower humidity. The nice weather will continue Sunday, but heat and humidity will start to creep up on Labor Day.

Thursday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.

Partly cloudy and muggy overnight with patchy fog.

Lows: 60s in the suburbs; mid 70s near the District


Friday: An isolated shower in the morning

Mostly cloudy in the afternoon with showers and thunderstorms developing.

Storms will diminish and end Friday night.

Highs: near 90


Saturday: Gradual clearing through midday.

Cooler and less humid.

Highs: in the low to mid 80s


Sunday: Mostly sunny and pleasant.

Highs: in the mid 80s


Labor Day: Mostly sunny.

Turning warmer and more humid.

Highs: near 90


Area Beaches Forecast

Ocean City, MD/Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany-Water Temp: 77 degrees

Friday: Temperatures will top out in the low 80s with partly sunny skies. A chance of some showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening (30%)
Saturday: Sunshine moves back in with less humidity! Temperatures top out in the upper 70s
Sunday: Look for ALL sunshine with temperatures around 80.
Virginia Beach/Sandbridge-Water Temp: 79 degrees

Friday: Pretty breezy start to the weekend with sunny skies. Some showers and thunderstorms possible (20%) through the late evening and into the overnight. Temperatures in the lower to mid 80s.
Saturday: Clouds, some showers around and pretty breezy through the day. Cooler with temperatures in the upper 70s.
Sunday: Chance of a shower, Peeks of Sunshine. Temperatures around 80
Outer Banks-Water Temp: 79 degrees

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms expected overnight into Saturday after some sunshine through the first part of the day. Much of Friday looking dry with increasing clouds late. Temperatures in the mid 80s
Saturday: Mostly clouds, few showers around and cooler. Temperatures around 80 degrees.
Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds, shower chance with temperatures around 80 degrees.

High/Low Yesterday: 94º/75º
Precipitation: 0.00”
Normal High/Low: 84º/67º
Record High/Low DCA Wednesday: 101º (1980)/ 50º (1895)
Record High/Low DCA Thursday: 98º (1953)/ 48º (1909)

Sunrise: 6:39AM | Sunset: 7:36PM