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It was another scorcher across the area as temperatures reached or passed 95 for a second day in a row in Washington. That makes this the hottest two-day stretch of summer. The main difference between yesterday and today might be fewer storms around today. While it’s not impossible we see one into the evening, odds aren’t great in any one spot. Definitely not a repeat of last night! Temperatures come down a bit tomorrow as storm chances head up.

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Through tonight: There’s a small chance of a pop-up shower or storm this evening. Otherwise, partly to mostly clear overnight. Lows range from the upper 60s to mid-70s. Light west winds this evening become calm overnight.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Lots of sun in the morning leads to some bubbly clouds into the midday. Highs are mainly in the low 90s, with some mid-90s possible. Isolated to scattered storms are a good bet in the afternoon or evening. Any storm could be strong. Winds are variable around 5 to 10 mph.

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Potent Thursday storms? Two days is forever in storm forecasting, but I found an interesting tidbit from the local National Weather Service office: “The extent of severe weather will be highly dependent on the evolution of upstream convection over the next 48 hours as well as the magnitude of instability locally. Overall, the threat is marginal at this time due to low confidence, but with a high ceiling; a worst case scenario would be one where widespread gusty to damaging winds are observed due to the favorable background environment.”

We’ll be keeping our eyes on it.

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