Heat advisory in effect: Brutal heat and humidity today – Click for details!

Washington, D.C. – A heat advisory is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. today as temperatures rise into the mid- to upper 90s, making it another hot and humid day for the area. The scorching weather is expected to continue throughout the week, with only a slight decrease in temperature and humidity expected in the coming days.

Despite the unbearable heat, a decent breeze provides some relief for residents, although it remains a challenging day for those without access to air conditioning. As the week progresses, the region could see some much-needed rain on Friday, offering a slight respite from the sweltering conditions.

Today, temperatures are expected to reach the mid- to upper 90s with the heat index peaking at a discomforting 105 to 110, creating dangerous conditions for prolonged outdoor exposure. A noticeable breeze from the south is expected to pick up by the afternoon, although it may only serve to intensify the humidity in the area.

In the evening, a line of showers and storms is forecasted to move through the region as a cold front approaches, with the possibility of some storms containing damaging winds. The humidity is expected to ease slightly overnight as lows drop to the low to mid-70s, offering a brief reprieve from the oppressive weather.

For those looking forward to the weekend, occasional showers and storms are more likely on Friday as the front drifts back towards the area. The chance of rain is higher towards the east, around D.C. and I-95, and lower to the west. Despite the higher humidity, cooler temperatures are expected with highs in the 80s to near 90.

As the weekend approaches, temperatures are set to rise once again, with highs near 90 to the low 90s on Saturday and into the mid-90s on Sunday. While there is a chance of some showers and storms on Saturday, conditions should be partly sunny with moderate to high humidity throughout the weekend.