DC Area Heating up Again After Brief, Stormy Cool Spell

What to Know

  • Monday is the 16th day of the year with temperatures at 90 degrees or higher. Storms will likely arrive in the D.C. area by 6 p.m. Monday.
  • Only one day in the next 10 days -- Wednesday -- is likely to be below 90 degrees.
  • The weekend will be great for the pool, but you might want to avoid any other outdoor activities.

After days of unrelenting heat, the D.C. area got a sharp, short-lived, cooldown as storms rolled through the D.C. area Monday afternoon, Storm Team4 said. 

As the storms reaching the D.C. area during rush hour, the temperature dropped from the mid-90s into the 70s.

But the storms have passed, and the temperature started to climb again.

All severe thunderstorm warnings and watches are over.

Monday marked the sixth day in a row with temperatures in the 90s or higher, said Storm Team 4 -- and after our expected post-storm cooldown, there will still plenty more to come.

The D.C. area is going to be scorching for at least the next week and a half.


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"If you add it all up it will feel like [almost] 1,000 degrees over the next 10 days," said StormTeam4 Meteorologist Chuck Bell.

Tuesday's highs will reach the 90s as well. But then we'll get a bit of a breather. While there's only one day in the next 10 that likely will be below 90 degrees, it's coming up Wednesday.

Humidity will dip and temperatures will drop a bit -- but the above-90-degree weather will return Thursday.

The weekend will be great for the pool, but you might want to avoid any other outdoor activities. The heat wave continues full force with Friday temperatures near 100 degrees, and Saturday will be even hotter, Storm Team4 said.

Sunday will bring similar temperatures with a chance of storms. Storm Team4 said during the weekend, heat index values may be between 100 and 105 degrees.

Temperatures return to the mid-90s next Monday and will stay that way through Wednesday, July 27.

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