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First 90-degree day of 2023 expected Friday

Hot but not humid Friday and still dry.

WASHINGTON — We are looking at our first 90-degree day of the year Friday.  Showers and storms are on the way Saturday afternoon, but not a washout. 

Quick Forecast:
Friday: Partly cloudy and hot but not humid. High: 90.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Milder. Low: 69.
Saturday: Partly sunny with some p.m. showers and storms. High: 82.

Weather Story 

We're cranking up the heat to close out the work week and forecasting the low 90s in many towns! If we hit 90 degrees in D.C., it will be our first 90 degree day since September 4th last year when it reached 91 degrees.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert is in place for D.C. Metro Friday.  People sensitive to air pollution may want to use precaution.  This includes, children, the elderly and those suffering from heart or lung issues.


While Saturday looks mostly dry with clouds mixing in with sunshine from time to time, plan on a few afternoon scattered showers and an isolated storm or two ahead of a cold front.

The current allergy index reports grasses as high, trees and mold as moderate and weeds as low.

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Detailed Forecast:
Friday: Mostly sunny and hot but not humid. Highs: 87 - 92. Winds: Light.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows: 60 - 70. Winds: Light.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and warm with p.m. showers and storms. Highs: 78 - 83. Winds: E 10.

Long Range Forecast:

Behind the front, wind will turn breezy for Sunday with cooler temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

Most of next week will also feature below average temperatures with a few showers possible both Monday and Wednesday.

Extended Outlook:
Sunday: Becoming partly cloudy and cooler. Highs: 72 - 77.
Monday: Partly cloudy. A few showers or storms possible. Highs: 79 - 84.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 73 - 79.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with some showers. Highs: 73 - 78.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and pleasant. Highs: 75 - 80.


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