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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 04/25/2011

PM Update: Continued warm and muggy

Welcome to summer? For now, at least. Temperatures have soared into the mid-and-upper 80s this afternoon many spots (some folks with a breeze off water are running a little lower). Add in dew points in the low-and-mid 60s and you’ve got a recipe for whirring air conditioning units. With any luck this might be the hottest of the current stretch, but no cool air is coming just yet.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: The warm and muggies make themselves at home as periods of clouds float by. There’s a slight risk of a storm through evening, but very slight (10-20%). With humidity still up there, temperatures only drop to the low-and-mid 60s most spots (maybe only upper 60s downtown). Winds are from the south around 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): It should be another fairly sunny day, with the main difference is the ridge of high pressure lessening its grip a bit as it shifts east. It’s also plenty warm again, with highs ranging from near 80 to the mid-80s. Winds are from the south around 10-15 mph. By late in the day we’ll need to watch a small disturbance that could (40% chance) spark off some showers and storms -- any of which could potentially be strong.

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Flooding: In addition to all the severe storms and tornadoes, flooding is a growing concern from eastern Oklahoma to the Ohio Valley. In Memphis, TN, flooding is expected to reach near-historic levels during the beginning of May, with additional rainfall possibly upping the forecasts. And the next five days appear rather wet as well.

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