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The mid-Atlantic region endured another sweltering day, as officials are warning residents to limit their time outdoors and stay hydrated.
The National Weather Service put a heat advisory in effect from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Temperatures hit the mid- to upper 90s, and felt like 100 to 105 degrees. The forecast calls for another scorcher on Thursday. Another heat advisory goes into effect from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday.
The National Weather service says at least nine confirmed tornadoes touched down in the area Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Petersburg, damaging homes, trees and power lines.
It's hard to complain about the weather in D.C. this spring. But those warm, sunny days have put the area in a drought.
The D.C. area will be under a Red Flag Warning for the third straight day on Monday.
The National Weather Service issued the advisory until 10 a.m. Thursday for much of Maryland and Virginia around the D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. Visibility is reduced to a quarter of a mile or less, NWS reports.
People from Virginia to New York reported seeing a bright flash, and something shooting through the sky Friday night, but nobody knows exactly what it was.
The storm made driving during the morning dangerous, but the roads began to clear up by late in the morning, with just side streets to worry about. However, overnight temperatures could cause a refreeze in the morning.