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New research is pouring cold water on once-hot theory.

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Humidity is out of here for the day as highs head for the low 80s.

Four damaging storms tracked through the Washington-Baltimore region Thursday

Today was the 30th day of 90 degrees or higher in the city this summer. It'll be a while before our next.

Hail the size of pool balls and winds over 80 mph accompanied the rotating thunderstorms, which also affected Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.


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Temperatures are 15 to 25 degrees above normal, as drought blankets more than 90 percent of the region.

Cicada nymphs are hatching and falling from the trees. They’ll bury underground and we’ll next see them in 2038.

  • Kevin Ambrose
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Today is pretty decent, then tomorrow is very nice. Sunday could feature some raindrops.

  • A. Camden Walker
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Rotating storms produced scattered reports of downed trees and wires.

There could be some overnight showers or even a storm, but the severe weather threat is done.

The rain has eased fire concerns in several states, but a lot more is needed to replenish water supplies.

  • Diana Leonard
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Saturday is a real winner.

  • David Streit
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Storms downed trees and wires in Montgomery and Fairfax counties.

A few remnant storms may even make it all the way to the East Coast on Thursday, eyeing the Mid-Atlantic with the potential for localized strong winds.

Bavishi is a leading expert on responding to the challenges of climate change, which is a top priority of the Biden administration.

Hundreds of fires have burned more one million acres so far this summer. Extremely high temperatures and dry conditions will continue to exacerbate fire conditions through the season.

Another storm threat tomorrow before a really nice Friday and Saturday.

Even Los Angeles received record rainfall.

An isolated storm is possible this evening. They may be a bit more widespread tomorrow.

Drought conditions gripping the western United States have driven down levels of water resources.

The fires had a cooling effect while reduced pollution from lockdowns exerted a slight warming influence.

More than 30 million people could see highs above 100 degrees this week, while bouts of storminess soak the desert.

The vicious storm toppled scores of trees.

Scattered storms later this week, especially on Thursday, precede a period of comfortable humidity.

  • Matt Rogers
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At least 100 trees were reported down in the District. Mid-90s are likely Tuesday but it won’t be terribly humid.

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90-degree days so far
Average Year-To-Date
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Yearly Average
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Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
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46