Temperatures Could Reach A Record High Today With An Excessive Heat Watch In Store For Tomorrow

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - The unruly heat in the last week has brought us into the full swing of Summer: thick, humid air, broken AC units, booming thunder storms.

This heat wave is not quite done, with temperatures expected to rise throughout the weekend and continue into next week.

With a low of 79 degrees, today’s high is expected to touch 99 with the potential to break a 43-year record high of 100 degrees, set in 1969. Although, this could just be the calm before the storm.

With temperatures soaring, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch in effect in the Washington, D.C. area from Friday morning through Friday evening. Temperatures are expected to rise to as high as 106 degrees! Temps are not expected to drop below 81 degrees, with potential thunder storms on the horizon.

As for the weekend, heat continues to be the theme. Saturday brings a partly cloudy high of 104 and a low of 81, while clouds continue to hang around on Sunday with a high of 99 and a low of 77 degrees.

For the full weather outlook, visit our weather page.

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