Storm Threat Passes; Heat, Humidity Remain | NBC4 Washington

Storm Threat Passes; Heat, Humidity Remain

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    Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer has the forecast for Aug. 16, 2016. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016)

    Severe thunderstorms moved through parts of the D.C. area Tuesday afternoon as we sweated out another scorcher but a heat advisory issued at noon and a thunderstorm watch issued about 3:20 p.m. have been dropped.

    For the seventh straight day, the high temperature reached 95 degrees, Storm Team4 said.

    Reagan National Airport reached 100 degrees for the third day in a row Monday. Storm Team4 says the last time it was this hot for this long was four years ago when the area saw four consecutive 100-degree days in July 2012. 

    The temperature may also affect your commute.

    Due to the high track temperatures, Metro trains are operating under a 35-mph speed restriction at all above-ground stations. System-wide delays are possible.