WASHINGTON — The heat settles in this week and sticks around through the weekend. Afternoon highs will be in the 90s each day with minimal storm chances until Sunday. 

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QUICK FORECAST
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy & mild. Low: 74.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot with an isolated PM t-storm. High: 93.
Friday: Partly cloudy and very hot. Isolated PM T-Storm. High: 93.

RELATED: Only three serious tornadoes have hit D.C. in the past 50 years. Two were on the same day. 

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FORECAST DISCUSSION
A heat wave has settled in to D.C., Maryland and Virginia this week. Afternoon highs will be in the low to mid 90s with minimal storm chances. These high temps are not quite to the records -- which run in the upper 90s to low 100s through the weekend, but it will be our longest heat wave of the year so far.

Highs Thursday and Friday will climb into the upper 80s and low 90s. It will become increasingly humid each day as well.

High Temps
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The hot temps will be accompanied by a bit more humidity Friday along with isolated, but heavy storms in the afternoon. 

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DETAILED FORECAST
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy & mild. Lows: 66 - 75. Winds: Light.
Thursday:
Mostly sunny and hot with an isolated strong, heavy p.m. T-storm. Highs: 88 - 93. Winds: Light.
Friday: 
Partly cloudy and very hot. Isolated p.m. T-Storm. Highs: 89 - 94. Winds: SW 5 - 10.

EXTENDED FORECAST:
The heat and humidity remain high into the weekend with increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms. Don't cancel your plans. Storms will be isolated for Saturday and Sunday. The high heat will continue well into next week.

Weekend Outlook
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Saturday: Partly cloudy and hot with isolated p.m. storms. Highs: Low to mid 90s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and hot with a few p.m. storms. Highs: Low 90s.
Monday: Partly cloudy and hot with a few p.m. storms. Highs: low to mid 90s.

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