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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.

A Few Clouds

79°F

26°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.8 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index82°F (28°C)
Last update 2 Sep 9:52 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 75 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. North wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind 3 to 5 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
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)
8:11 pm EDT Sep 2, 2015
10pm EDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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