Hot and humid July Fourth for the DC area

- For those with plans for this Independence Day, it's looking to be a nice day, but it will be hot!

FOX 5 Meteorologist Gary McGrady says storms coming through the area Tuesday night should help cool down the region. Temps are looking to be in the mid-80s to lower 90s and partly cloudy.

The following are the high temperatures for DC on Wednesday:

  • 11 a.m. – 86 degrees
  • 2 p.m. – 91 degrees
  • 5 p.m. – 90 degrees

The night of July Fourth should be great for viewing fireworks. Temps are due to be in the mid-80s, partly clear, with some humidity, but should be mostly dry.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Wednesday on the National Mall for the Capitol Fourth celebration.

Temperatures have been above 90 degrees since this past Friday and are expected to remain that way until the weekend.

FOX 5's Mike Thomas says to limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated.

We’ll get a break from the heat this weekend as temperatures fall into the 80s. The cooler temperatures will make for perfect beach days for those heading to the shore.

For the latest weather updates get the full forecast or download the FOX 5 weather app.

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