Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Forecast: Maybe morning showers, then more heat

Forecast: Maybe morning showers, then more heat

Today's Daily Digit
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day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

Morning showers precede another burst of unpleasant heat and humidity levels.
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Today: Chance of AM showers. PM heat/humidity. 89-92. | Tonight: Cloudy, muggy, few evening storms. 67-72. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, hot, isolated storms. 92-95. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

Once any showers pass this morning, the heat builds back. But it should not rival the record-breaking scorcher of two weeks ago. It is a shorter peak heat event (tomorrow is the hottest) combined with increased chances of showers, storms, and clouds. Still, heat indices surge to around 100 tomorrow and humidity hangs on probably right into the weekend.

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Today (Tuesday): A warm front lifting north through the region this morning is delivering a decent (50-60 percent) chance of showers, with odds increasing north of the District. There could be some rumbles of thunder too. Skies should become partly sunny this afternoon, but temperatures will build on top of the already hefty humidity to push us toward the upper 80s to low 90s. We still run a 30% risk of p.m. thunderstorms (isolated severe possible). Light winds mostly from the south. Confidence: Medium,Read more.

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