Hot and humid Wednesday with threat of PM thunderstorms; July Fourth storms also possible

Another hot and humid day is expected in the D.C. region Wednesday with highs in the mid-90s and the possibility of thunderstorms later in the day. FOX 5's Mike Thomas says the heat index values for Wednesday could climb as high as 102 degrees. Scattered showers and thunderstorms could make it into the metro area by the mid to late afternoon hours.

Unfortunately the uncomfortable humidity and storm threats will stick around for the July Fourth holiday on Thursday. Much like today, Thursday's temperatures will be in the 90s. The chance for storms will arise once we move into the afternoon hours tomorrow.

Tuesday was one of the hottest days of the year for the D.C. region, Mike says. Highs reached 94 degrees at Reagan National, 95 degrees at Dulles and 97 degrees at BWI. Average highs, Mike says, are typically in the upper 80s.

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