While temperatures cracked the 80-degree mark on Sunday, even warmer air will reach Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day.
Temperatures will once again soar on Memorial Day, exceeding Sunday's high and and reaching a high in the upper 80s.
Some people may notice an increase in humidity, but the holiday will not feel oppressive.
The other good news for those attending Memorial Day actives at Arlington National Cemetery or watching the National Memorial Day Parade is that thunderstorms will stay away from the city and its suburbs.
However, sunscreen and sunglasses will be a necessity for anybody that is outdoors for an extended duration. This includes baseball fans who are planning to go to Nationals Park Monday afternoon to watch the Nationals take on the Miami Marlins.
The only ongoing thunder around the area through Monday will be for the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally in honor of POWs and MIAs.
Showers and drenching thunderstorms will return on Tuesday as the warmth hangs on and humidity increases.
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An end to the early taste of summer will come by Wednesday as the passage of a cold front brings a reduction in the heat.
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Residents from the Gulf Coast to the interior South continued to bare the brunt of damaging impacts from Cindy on Thursday, including dangerous surf, flash flooding, tornadoes and strong winds.
After temperatures soared to 29-34 C (84-94 F) across Germany late this week, a welcome period of more seasonable conditions is on the horizon.
While a surge in warmth and humidity will lead to downpours and gusty storms in the northeastern United States into early Saturday, much cooler air will soon follow.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala around 6:31 a.m. Thursday (8:31 a.m. EDT), the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
Even though Cindy is inland and weakening, the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms will continue along the central Gulf Coast and part of the interior South.
Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning along the border of Texas and Louisiana.
The longest heat wave in more than 20 years in the United Kingdom peaked on Wednesday with temperatures again topping 32 C (90 F) in parts of southern England.