CurrentlyIt's definitely hazy and humid in the Washington DC metro area (check out the murk in the Live Shot to the right), but hot it's not. Temperatures inside and around the Beltway at mid afternoon were mainly in the mid 80s, several degrees below the average for this part of July, but dewpoints were pushing 70° at many locations. Precipitation on regional radar was limited to a few scattered showers in the general vicinity of Charlottesville.
Tonight and TomorrowMuggy. Murky mugginess will continue tonight with only a 20% chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms through this evening and lows ranging from the low 70s in town to the upper 60s in some cooler 'burbs. Tomorrow will add a third "H" as hazy and humid are joined by heat in the form of highs between 90° and 92°. There is a slight chance (20%) of afternoon or evening thunderstorms.
For the outlook through next weekend, see Jason's post below.
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