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Mostly Dry and Hot Pattern to Persist
Maybe a few storms today and Sunday

A. Camden Walker @ 11:00 AM

The chance of isolated storms over the next few days offer little hope to relieve drought conditions. Meanwhile, hot temperatures coupled with moderate humidity will feel pretty darn unpleasant.


Just Shy of Oppressive. PM storm? Morning low temperatures in the 70s are certainly eyeing the mid-90s. Partly to mostly sunny skies will allow temperatures to range from 93-97 over the Metro Area. Be sure to drink that water. A few isolated storms may form late this afternoon into the evening as a weak boundary slides through the area. Odds are only 25% that you'll experience a storm where you happen to be -- but one computer model (the NAM) has consistently showed this possibility of storms since late Tuesday. Keep an eye on the radar this afternoon and for any updates from Any storms that form may rain heavily (but unfortunately not over a large area) and produce gusty winds.

Overlooking Logan

Photo of Logan Circle loft occupants overlooking the neighborhood near 14th&P, NW taken earlier this summer.
By's A. Camden Walker.


Muggy & Hot. It will be exceedingly warm. This is certain, along with little chance of rain. Temperatures languish in the 70s overnight and into the early morning, and then make a run at the mid-to-upper 90s. Find shade at all costs! Dig out those light colored, perhaps linen fabric clothing items--if you haven't already donned them this very warm week recently.


Still Hot, but Shower relief? While 20% chance of a shower or thunderstorm isn't much, we are so dry that I think we will hope for the best. Also a point of optimism? We shouldn't exceed the lower 90s for the day's high temperatures. However, overnight low temperatures will still be very warm, in the middle-70s. This weather pattern is not going anywhere fast. Please take it easy.

This Weekend On

Saturday: Jason Samenow will have the latest on the heat wave and drought.

Sunday: Guest Blogger Bob Henson (filling in for vacationing Andrew Freedman), meteorologist and writer at the University Center for Atmospheric Research, presents an article on the "cone of uncertainty" for National Hurricane Center hurricane warnings and what it *really* means.

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