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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Current conditions at

Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Partly Cloudy

90°F

32°C

Humidity 50%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.90 in (1012.6 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index95°F (35°C)
Last update 3 Sep 12:52 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Northwest wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Northwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
10:37 am EDT Sep 3, 2015
1pm EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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