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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 06/ 2/2008

Forecast: The Heat is Coming

By Jason Samenow

We got through May without a 90 degree day and, despite the torrents of rain, we enjoyed quite a few sunny, low humidity days. The first week of June will give us a couple of those days to start with, but during the second half of the week, the heat and humidity will make its grand entrance.

TODAY (MONDAY)

Mostly sunny and pleasant. Near 80. The work week starts in style with lots of sunshine and low humidity. Afternoon temperatures should climb to near 80 with winds from the north at about 10 mph.

Clear skies overnight, with lows dropping down to the mid 50s in the cooler suburbs to near 60 downtown.

Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the week.

TOMORROW (TUESDAY)

Partly sunny. Near 80. Tomorrow will be like today with a bit more in the way of cloud cover, especially during the afternoon. You may also notice a slight increase in humidity as high pressure drifts offshore and winds blow in from the south (at about 10-15 mph). High should be near 80.

A warm front moves through the area overnight, possibly triggering a shower or thunderstorm (20% chance). Lows only drop to 60-65 (suburbs-city).

Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Wednesday should be partly to mostly sunny and humid. There could be an isolated thunderstorm, especially towards northern Maryland in the vicinity of a stalled out front. Highs should be in the mid 80s. Confidence: Medium

Thursday could be our first 90 degree day of 2008 and it will likely be humid! Warm southerly winds from a developing Bermuda high should boost high temperatures to near 90. A few thunderstorms could develop, more likely north of the metro area, near the stalled out front. Confidence: Medium

The heat and humidity likely persists Friday through weekend, with temperatures from 90-95 all three days. An isolated thunderstorm can't be ruled out on any of those days (especially north), but chances look low right now. Confidence: Medium

By Jason Samenow  | June 2, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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