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PM Update: Fewer clouds Friday, keeping comfortable

We touched the century mark today but fell two degrees short of the record (102). A steamy night lies ahead before another run towards a record high (103) Friday (probably falls just short). Keep eye on the sky this evening as an isolated thunderstorm or two could pop up.

Through Tonight: Skies are partly cloudy and it’s very warm and humid. Radar is clear at 5 p.m., but a few storms could pop up this evening (20 percent chance). Any storms that form could produce dangerous lightning and strong winds, though they’d take an edge off temps. Lows range from near 80 downtown to 70-75 in the cooler suburbs. Winds are light from the northwest.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny and HOT. Expect another heat advisory to be issued as the mercury climbs to near 101 and heat indices near 105. The record of 103 is a bit of a reach but not out of the question. Unfortunately, there’s little breeze to ease the heat. And air quality is forecast to be code orange, unhealthy for sensitive groups.

See David Streit’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.


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