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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 06/ 9/2008

Forecast: Two More Days of Scorching Heat

By Jason Samenow

Some relief arrives Wednesday

*Heat Advisory in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday*

I'm running out of adjectives to describe the hot weather so it's a good thing the heat wave only has about 36 hours left. Although we're about to get a reprieve, we all know ridiculously hot weather will eventually return. So rest assured the Capital Weather Gang will have to recycle words like scorching, roasting, stifling, brutal, oppressive, offensive, extreme, scorching, boiling, sizzling, steamy, sultry, blistering, sweltering, torrid, searing, muggy, and sticky. If I'm missing any good ones, leave a comment. Extra points for creativity.

TODAY (MONDAY)

Current D.C. area temperatures, courtesy Weather Bonk. Map by Google. Refresh page to update. Hover over and click temperatures for more info. Click and hold on map to pan.

Darn Hot. 95-99. Today will be just like the last two. If your morning commute involves walking any considerable distance, you'll need to freshen up or even shower by the time you arrive at the office. Even early this morning, temperatures will be around 80 downtown not to mention the humidity. By afternoon, temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 90s with the heat index up over 100 again. An isolated thunderstorm can't be ruled out, but I think storms are pretty unlikely.

Overnight, more mugginess. Lows in the upper 70s downtown, mid 70s in the suburbs.

Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the week. See NatCast for the sticky outlook for tonight's game.

TOMORROW (TUESDAY)

Hot, p.m. storms possible. 94-98. Tomorrow marks the last day of our early season heat wave. It will be similar in character to the previous three, with temperatures in the mid 90s. Upper 90s can't be ruled out, but afternoon clouds and possible thunderstorms should hold down temps a bit. These storms could be strong, with the potential for gusty winds and very heavy rain.

Overnight, storms are possible through midnight or so, then it will be partly cloudy with lows 70-75.

A LOOK AHEAD

On Wednesday, temperatures should be about 6-10 degrees cooler than the previous four days due to the passage of a cold front Tuesday night, with highs reaching the upper 80s under partly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium-High

High pressure builds in from the north Thursday and Friday. This should help filter in even cooler air with highs both days in the low to mid 80s with comfortable humidity levels. Confidence: Medium-High

We may have winds come out of the south Saturday, making it a bit warmer and more humid. But another cold front could approach late bringing the threat of storms. Highs Saturday should be in the mid to upper 80s. Confidence: Medium

Right now, Sunday looks to be partly sunny, with highs 80-85. Confidence: Medium

By Jason Samenow  | June 9, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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