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Triple-Digit Heat Index Expected in DC Area

Remnant rain from Hurricane Laura could affect your Saturday plans in DC, Maryland and Virginia

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It's been a hot and muggy Thursday in the D.C. area, with more of the same expected for Friday. Over the weekend, the remnants of Hurricane Laura are expected to bring some downpours to our region.

Hurricane Laura is battering the Gulf Coast with forceful winds, sheets of rain and potentially "unsurvivable" storm surge. But closer to home, there's still a lot of sunshine.

Temperatures were expected to reach the mid-90s on Thursday as the sun beats down in the D.C. area. When you factor in the humidity, the heat index reached above 100° in some spots.

The summer heat will keep up on Friday: Temperatures will be a touch cooler, in the low 90s, but tropical humidity will ramp up the sweat factor.

Scattered storms, some severe, are possible Friday afternoon.


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Hurricane Laura continues to look like it will affect your weekend plans.

The remnants of the major hurricane are set to bring widespread rain to the region on Saturday, particularly later in the day. Heavy rain is possible, and local rainfall amounts could creep up to 3 inches, meaning flash floods could be a concern.

The weekend won't be a total washout. Sunday is expected to be gorgeous, with dry air and cooler than average temperatures.

Storm Team4 is still following the track of the storm and its future impacts on the D.C. area. Go here for more on the hurricane.

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