With just under two weeks until fall, the D.C. area is still facing the heat.
The five-day heat wave has included record- and near record-breaking heat. Thursday and Friday, record highs of 96 degrees were recorded at Dulles International Airport, breaking the previous records of 93 degrees for Sept. 8 and 95 degrees for Sept. 9.
Saturday is expected to be the last day of the hot and humid heat wave with 98 degree weather and a heat index of about 100, according to Storm Team4. The heat will break just in time for for a breezy, 86-degree day Sunday.
After that, it should start to feel like fall with beautiful, sunny weather expected through Tuesday. Highs for Monday and Tuesday will be in the mid-80s. The heat is expected to swing back up to 90 degrees Wednesday with a chance of some storms before cooler weather returns Thursday.
Highs are usually in the low-80s this time of year.
For those with allergies, ragweed pollen continues to be high for this season. Mold spores are also moderate.