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Several photographers captured elusive bolts of lightning as the setting sun poked through storm clouds.

Explaining the science behind a disco-like lightning display.

The weekend has a chance to be great.

Lots of lightning, some strong winds, and rain with any storms. More heat tomorrow.

  • Greg Porter
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Temperatures heading for the mid-90s means heat indexes approach and surpass 100.

  • Brian Jackson
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You might want to make friends with the closest ice cream vendor.

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Storms development will be limited to areas east and south of D.C. before dying off after sunset.

  • Greg Porter
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A showcase of the best photos and videos from my 15 years of storm chasing in the D.C. area for the Capital Weather Gang.

  • Kevin Ambrose
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We've got another heat wave on the way.

Sweaty! But it’s probably quiet on other weather fronts.

There's far more danger associated with a lightning strike than just a direct hit.

We're about to add high heat to the high humidity.

The storm resembled something you'd expect to see in Tornado Alley, not sweeping across the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Alaska has seen its warmest summer on record, and every aspect of the state's environment is impacted, from the southeastern temperate forests to the ecosystems of the Bering Sea.

Our small break in high heat continues today, but it’ll feel like it’s near 100 by Sunday.

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Plan on minimal to no game disruptions.

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Any raindrops should continue to be isolated in nature.

A few severe thunderstorms will move across the area through early evening.

July brought extreme heat to Europe, and massive wildfires to the Arctic, including Alaska, Siberia and even Greenland, as well as a record and sudden melt event to the Greenland Ice Sheet.

The good news is we are halfway through August, bad news is we are only halfway through August — significant humidity is unrelenting for the next five days.

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2019 Heat Tracker

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90-degree days so far
Average Year-To-Date
30
Yearly Average
36
Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
45

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