Another hot, humid August day with isolated showers west of DC

Sunday provided another hot August day with temps in the 90s that felt like 100.  There were a few pop-up showers in the region, but chances of rain this evening are only around 20%, according to the National Weather Service.

“We are going to see those temperatures keep rising to the low- to mid-90s, a little warmer than yesterday, but with the same amount of humidity. It’s going to feel over 100 degrees,” Storm Team4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts said early Sunday.

D.C. activated its heat emergency plan at 11 a.m. so that cooling centers could open.

Early Sunday night, there were a few small pockets of heavy rain along and west of Interstate 81 around Harrisonburg, Luray and Front Royal, but nothing that looks daunting into the later hours.

NWS expects temperatures in both D.C. and Baltimore to be around 92.

The chance for isolated showers is around 30% Monday, but goes up to 40% on Tuesday and 70% on Wednesday, Ricketts said.


SUNDAY: Partly to mostly sunny with a 30% chance of afternoon storms. Highs: Low 90s. Heat index: Around 100.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, sticky. Lows: 70s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny with an isolated storm possible. Highs: Low- to mid-90s. Heat index: Lower 100s.

TUESDAY: Mostly to party sunny with 40% chance of afternoon storms. Highs: Low- to mid-90s. Heat index: Lower 100s.

WEDNESDAY: Increasing clouds, 70% chance of storms, some strong. Highs: Low 90s. Heat index: Near 100.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with lingering showers, chances of rain decrease through the day. Highs: Near 90.

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Colleen Kelleher

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