Heat Wave Continues Saturday - NBC4 Washington

Heat Wave Continues Saturday

Sunday should be pleasant



    Afternoon Weather, Sept. 9

    Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer has the forecast for Sept. 9, 2016. (Published Friday, Sept. 9, 2016)

    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.


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