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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.
Storms early Thursday morning caused major damage in a Fairfax County community and thousands of power outages around the region.
Summer isn't here yet -- but it's temperatures are.
Hi: 75 °F | Lo: 56 °F