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As August begins, it may seem that this summer has been on the cool side. Many question whether the Washington area should expect these mild temperatures to last.
Temperatures are extreme now -- and a National Weather Service meteorologist weighs in on what that could mean for the winter.
Thunderstorms laced with lightning regularly roll through the D.C. area in the warm summer months. And when thunder is booming and lightning is flashing, the safest place is indoors. But there are lightning risks inside the sturdiest building and a car or truck can provide fairly safe shelter outdoors.
Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes could pass through the Mid-Atlantic.
The term "polar vortex" resurfaced earlier in July when a cool airmass oozed southward from Canada. Through social media, the catchy classification again spread like a common cold.
A refreshing air mass with pleasant temperatures is ahead, but not before more oppressive humidity and the possibility of storms.
By Monday or Tuesday, ABC7 Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff predicts the temperatures could drop more than 20 degrees below normal.
It's been two years since a powerful derecho blew through the Washington area. Tuesday's wind storm conjured memories of the 2012 incident and its aftermath.
Many D.C.-area residents are recovering Friday after storms that swept through the region Thursday night left damage in their wake and caused thousands of power outages.
As severe summer storms move through the area, there's a chance insurance claims will be filed because of home damage. If Mother Nature's fury sends a tree limb crashing, those limbs and holes needed moved or patched.
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