Temperatures Expected to Drop Following Record High Heat, Experts Say

There’s no doubt that it’s been a hot humid week in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. If it seems like temperatures are not dropping at night, then you’re on to something.

According to meteorologists from the National Weather Service,  temperatures at night have set a new record-high.  At Dulles International Airport, the low on Independence Day was recorded at 75 degrees, breaking the old record of 74 in 2003. The low-temperature at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was 80 degrees Wednesday night —tying the old record in 2002.

Despite the record-high lows and temperatures reaching the low 90s, residents can expect some relief this upcoming weekend.

“We can expect some low 80s with the cool front coming to the area which is below normal,” said Chris Vaccaro, spokesperson for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Typically during this time, we see temperatures mid and upper 80s.”

According to Vaccaro, the cool front, however, will increase the chances of heavy rains and thunderstorms over the next two days.

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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