Record heat possible this weekend

17 June, 2018, 06:28 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Friday afternoon Future Radar

Things are quite literally heating up in the D.C. area.

- The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 7 p.m. Friday, June 15.

On Monday, temperatures may challenge Allentown's record high of 95.

European model high temperature forecast for Tuesday.

Saturday through Monday, highs are expected to reach the 90s, with Father's Day Sunday being the hottest day of the stretch.

Monday and Tuesday could be even worse.

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As the weekend approaches, so does the incoming heat wave.

"The attractive weather for the past several days was courtesy of a strong Canadian high pressure system pumping in very dry air", Ritter said. It's reasonably likely that Washington will hit 90, and humidity levels will be noticeably higher than previous days. Hazy sunshine with an isolated PM storm. Highs will be near 27°C, and the higher humidity will make it feel muggy and more like 33°C.

The average daytime high so far this month has been right around 79 degrees, according to preliminary date from the National Weather Service.

THIS AFTERNOON: Partly to mostly sunny and warmer. Temperatures overnight Sunday will stay in the high 60s or 70s, also with high humidity.

Sunday will continue with the scattered thunderstorms and mostly cloudy skies. That will push heat index readings into the mid 90s. Which will take the heat index to triple digits.

Hot for Father's Day Weekend: Saturday looks hotter and drier than Sunday, but neither day offers much heat relief or guaranteed rainfall.

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