The Washington Post

Hot, dry and windy weather in northern California may jumpstart another difficult fire season for the drought-stricken state.

  • Diana Leonard
  • ·
  • 50 minutes ago
  • ·
National Airport
Dulles
BWI

Right Now

At a Glance

Thu.

partlycloudyday
-- /84°

Fri.

partlycloudyday
63° /93°

Sat.

thunderstorms
73° /97°

Sun.

thunderstorms
75° /94°
Drop 50%

Mon.

rain
65° /76°
Drop 50%

Tue.

rain
59° /74°
Drop 40%

Summerlike temperatures, dangerous fire conditions and a full-fledged snowstorm are all possible in 36 hours’ time.

Highs in the mid-90s Saturday will challenge records.

  • David Streit
  • ·

We should be drying out early Thursday. Then heat is turning up.

In northwest India and Pakistan, a UK analysis finds heat that used to occur every 300 years may now happen about every three years.


Radar courtesy MyRadar | © OpenStreetMap contributors

Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia should all hit 90 for the first time this year by Friday.

Highs head for near 90 to the low 90s on Friday and could reach the mid-90s on Sunday with the heat index approaching 100.

In 2015, 1 in 6 deaths worldwide stemmed from poor air quality, unsafe water and toxic chemical pollution. That deadly toll — 9 million people each year — has continued unabated through 2019, killing more people than war, terrorism, road injuries, malaria, drugs and alcohol.

Winds diminish tonight and aren't as strong tomorrow. Temperatures are rather comfortable.

The hail damaged cars and homes near Cambridge.

The Sunday night sky in Oklahoma brought spectacular views of the pouch-shaped clouds.

The Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire near Santa Fe, N.M., has broken the state's record, burning nearly 300,000 acres.

Thunderstorms brought hail and toppled trees across the Washington region Monday.

Friday and Saturday bring our first taste of 90s.

  • David Streit
  • ·

Storms unleashed hail and damaging winds that toppled trees.

Humidity is being whisked away by a cold front. Tuesday's looking glorious.

While rainbows are not rare, this one had a few special elements that caught people’s attention.

A couple of dangerous thunderstorms could form along the Interstate 95 corridor.

On Sunday night, the first total lunar eclipse of 2022 turned the moon red — known as a blood moon — for sky watchers across the globe. This full lunar eclipse happened during a super moon as well, when the moon is at its closest point to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear larger than normal.

  • Morgan Coates
  • ·

Storms this afternoon could produce damaging winds, hail and even a tornado.

Storms on Monday could produce damaging winds, hail and perhaps a tornado or two.

  • Greg Porter
  • ·

The eclipse will be visible from most of the Lower 48 and North America

Monday’s storms could be severe with a damaging wind threat

Amid unprecedented storm activity, predictions of ocean surge have improved, but inland flooding — now the deadliest hazard — is a focus of forecasters.

We're dodging occasional raindrops the next few days amid muggy conditions. It's feeling a bit like summer.

Load More
Most Read local

At a Glance

Thu.

partlycloudyday
-- /84°

Fri.

partlycloudyday
63° /93°

Sat.

thunderstorms
73° /97°

Sun.

thunderstorms
75° /94°
Drop 50%

Mon.

rain
65° /76°
Drop 50%

Tue.

rain
59° /74°
Drop 40%
National Airport
Dulles
BWI

Right Now

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