Reading hottest on record this late in season
(updated at 10:30 p.m.)
Reagan National's (DCA) record high today is 94 (from 1970) and Dulles's (IAD) is 92. The hottest it's ever been (since records began) after September 23 is 96 at both airports. Will we match or best any of these records? Each hour we'll provide an update:
Evening update: The official high for the day was 99 at Reagan National and 97 at Dulles.
3 p.m.: Unbelievably, the temperature at National shot up to 98 last hour, crushing the old record. It's also the hottest it's ever been this late in the season. Dulles is up to 95.
2 p.m.: National is at 93, one degree shy of the record. Dulles is up to 94, breaking its record from an hour earlier.
1 p.m.: Dulles has already eclipsed the record for the day, up to 93 at 1 p.m. National is making steady progress toward tying or breaking today's record, now up to 91 degrees.