Heat, humidity ramp up in DC area

Heat and humidity have crept back into the forecast, and the heat index for the next couple of days will make it feel extra steamy in the D.C. area. Here’s what you need to know.

After a gorgeous Fourth of July weekend, Tuesday and Wednesday will have temperatures in the mid-90s and a heat index around 100 degrees. Both days will see mostly sunny skies with a few isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday there will be a slight drop in temperature to the upper 80s as a cold front approaches. It will be a cloudy day with showers and thunderstorms that will extend into Friday.


Tuesday: Mostly sunny, very hot and humid with isolated afternoon storms. Highs in the mid to upper 90s. Heat index around 100.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the mid to upper 90s, with the heat index ranging from 100 to 105.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and muggy with showers and afternoon thunderstorms. Highs 85 to 90.

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Hannah Parker

Hannah Parker is a writer and editor for WTOP. She is most interested in covering social issues in the D.C. area and is always looking for news tips and story ideas.

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