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Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Current conditions at

Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Overcast

86°F

30°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed NW 8 mph
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.4 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 2 Sep 10:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Alexandria VA

  • Today

    Today: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 93 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 74 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 8 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind around 6 mph.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
Alexandria VA
 38.83°N 77.09°W (Elev. 249 ft)
7:37 am EDT Sep 2, 2015
10am EDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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