WASHINGTON — We have issued a Red Weather Alert Sunday. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s, but factoring in the high humidity, it will feel like 105° - 115°. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for Sunday. There will also be some late day widely scattered showers & storms mainly between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. and any storm that pops up could be strong/severe or locally heavy.

Excessive Heat Warning
Excessive Heat Warning
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QUICK FORECAST 
Sunday: Partly cloudy, dangerously hot & humid. Widely scattered late day storms, some strong/heavy. Heat Index: 105 - 115. High: 97.
Sunday Night: An early storm. Partly to mostly cloudy, warm and humid. Patchy fog. Low: 79.
Monday: Partly sunny, still hot and humid. Late day storms likely, some heavy/severe. High: 90.

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FORECAST DISCUSSION

Intense heat remains in the forecast Sunday. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s, but the feels like temps will climb between 105 and 115 from 10 AM to 10 PM. We have issued a Red Weather Alert for Saturday and Sunday for life threatening heat. There is an Excessive Heat Warning until 9 PM.

Heat Index
Heat Index Sunday.
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Later Sunday, there's the potential for some showers/storms. They'll be widely scattered so not everyone will get one but any storm that pops up could be locally heavy/strong. Critical timing is after 3 p.m.

A greater chance for storms comes in late Monday ahead of a strong cold front that finally brings an end to the heat wave by Tuesday.  Storms Monday afternoon may be strong and contain heavy rain.  Expect storms during the evening commute Monday. 

A cold front is slowly passing through the area early Tuesday, with give us showers Tuesday morning and pockets of heavy rain. leaving rain in the forecast for the morning commute.  The last of the showers should be tapering off Tuesday afternoon as drier and cooler air filters in.



DETAILED FORECAST
Sunday: Partly cloudy, dangerously hot & humid. Widely scattered late day storms, some strong/heavy. Heat Index: 105 - 115. Highs: 94 - 99. Winds: WSW 5 - 10.
Sunday Night: An early storm. Partly to mostly cloudy, warm and humid. Patchy fog. Lows: 73 - 80. Winds: W Light.
Monday: Partly sunny, still hot and humid. Late day storms likely, some heavy/severe. Highs: 87 - 92. Winds: SW 5- 10.
Monday Night: Cloudy with showers and storms. Lows 68-72. Winds: W 5-10.
Tuesday: Cloudy with showers. Cooler:  Highs: 78-84. Winds: NW - 10.

EXTENDED FORECAST:

Temperature Trend
Temperature trend shows highs in the 80s most of the week.
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Sunshine returns Wednesday kicking off an extended stretch of fantastic weather across the DMV with sunshine, warm but not hot temps, and low humidity.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and just gorgeous. Warm but not humid. Highs: Low to Mid 80s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs: Mid 80s.
Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer but still not humid. Highs: Mid to upper 80s.

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