Hot and humid, go figure.
A Bermuda high will begin to dominate our weather Sunday, bringing the summer season's first stretch of hot, hot weather after a spring that was warmer and wetter than average.
The typical summertime pattern of hot and humid weather gets its name as the high pressure systems like to set up near or right over Bermuda.
The mercury at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, the area's official weather service station, is expected to be 94 on Monday and 96 on Tuesday. Those marks could nudge record highs for the day. The hottest June 12 was 96 set in 1986 and tied in other years. The record high on June 13 is 97 set in 1956.
Hofmann said there is a chance the hot weather could linger into Wednesday, though temperatures are expected to cool a little to about 90 degrees.
And that is about as cool as it will get next week as the highs hover around the 90-degree mark the rest of the week.
Between now and Sunday, it will get progressively warmer — 80 on Friday and 85 on Saturday with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.
The heat and humidity comes nearly two weeks into meteorological summer, June through August.
The average daily temperature for spring 2017, March through May, was 55.5 degrees, topping the average for the season by 2.1 degrees.
It was April that did it.
It was the second warmest April on record with an average daily temperature of 60.3 degrees. The warmest April came in 1941 at 60.5 degrees.