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Storm chances will be less today and tomorrow, but the heat and humidity just won't quit.

  • Greg Porter
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After the chance of a few storms today, Monday looks to have the lowest chance of storms and Wednesday the highest.

  • Molly Robey
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The hottest place on earth is soaked after record rainfall, trapping visitors, staff and cars for hours.

Scattered storms with heavy downpours are likely this evening.

  • Greg Porter
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Some storms late today could contain flooding downpours.

  • A. Camden Walker
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Four people had been critically hurt in the strike in Lafayette Square. One remains in critical condition, police said.

Very heavy rainfall is possible with any storms. Hot and muggy this weekend.

Images after the tornado show dramatic damage, collapsed homes and shredded walls across an area of the Maryland island that’s home to just over 200 people.

A flood watch is in effect Friday afternoon and evening.

What you may not know about what happens when lightning strikes, and how to stay safe in a thunderstorm.

Strong storms this afternoon may bring flooding downpours, damaging winds and hail.

  • A. Camden Walker
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Lightning in the United States was below average overall, with unusually high activity in the Southwest and Gulf Coast.

Researchers say the water, enough to fill 58,000 swimming pools, may temporarily warm the climate and deplete stratospheric ozone.

An increased chance of rain may help lower temperatures somewhat Friday. It's still very soupy, though.

The four adults were found at the center of the Lafayette Square just before 7 p.m. Thursday.

The agency hasn’t wavered on its prediction of a busy season in the Atlantic, including 3 to 5 major hurricanes.

Temperatures over 95 degrees will span from Texas to Montana and from the Mid-Atlantic to Maine on Thursday.

Heat advisory in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • David Streit
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The extreme electrical discharges can tower 50 miles above a thunderstorm.

Afternoon heat indexes will reach 100 to 105.

Locals have been confronted by both a raging inferno and flooding rain that caused mudslides.

  • Diana Leonard
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Richards, who supervised weather observations at National Airport from 1979 to 2022, died on July 26 while on the job.

  • Keith Allen
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Corn contributes substantial moisture to the atmosphere during the heart of summer each year -- some call it "corn sweat."

  • Barb Mayes Boustead
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The heat edges slightly higher today before busting well into the 90s tomorrow.

Other than isolated raindrops through the evening, high pressure and calm weather dominate the forecast.

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Sun.

-- /92°

Mon.

thunderstorms
76° /94°
Drop 30%

Tue.

thunderstorms
77° /95°
Drop 30%

Wed.

rain
76° /91°
Drop 80%

Thu.

rain
72° /87°
Drop 30%

Fri.

sunny_clear
69° /84°
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2022 Heat Tracker

90-degree days so far
Average Year-To-Date
Yearly Average
40
Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
48