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Daily coronavirus briefing: COVID cases eclipse 3 million mark in US

The coronavirus pandemic altered life as humans knew it in 2020, and as much of the world starts to examine how and when to resume daily activities, it’s clear that there are many challenges to overcome before normal daily life can resume in full. The outbreak, which originated in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, officially...

Comet whizzing by Earth for 1st time in 6,800 years will be visible to naked eye

Stargazers have the opportunity to spot a rare object in the sky this month as a newly discovered comet flies through the inner solar system for the first time in 6,800 years. Comet NEOWISE has been getting brighter and brighter in the early-morning sky, and in the coming days, it will make an appearance in...

Little reprieve in sight for soaked southeastern US

Unsettled weather is forecast to linger across the southeastern United States even well after a system likely to become the next tropical system in the Atlantic departs the region. The system under scrutiny has been plaguing the region with widespread, slow-moving downpours since the weekend. As a result, the amount of moisture in the ground...

AccuWeather Summer Camp: Build a fire without any matches!

AccuWeather School’s out for the summer, but the fun of learning about the weather isn’t over. While other camps may have been canceled, AccuWeather has many new and exciting experiments and projects planned for the summer that parents and our virtual campers can watch and do from home. So, pack your activity bags, and let's...

Lightning strike claims 2 lives in rural Pennsylvania

A pair of men were struck and killed by lightning in Granville Township, Pennsylvania, on Monday, marking the state's first lightning fatalities in over a year. According to Bradford County coroner Thomas Carman, the men were standing in an open field under a wooden tree stand around 2 p.m. when the tragedy occurred in the...

Cristina poised to become 1st hurricane of 2020

Tropical Storm Cristina formed late Monday night local time in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and is on its way to becoming the first hurricane of the 2020 season in any of the Western Hemisphere ocean basins. As of Wednesday morning, the storm was located well away from land, about 350 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico....

70% chance tropical depression could form off Atlantic coast

The immediate coastal waters of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States are likely to be the next area to give birth to a tropical depression and perhaps Tropical Storm Fay within the next couple of days. AccuWeather meteorologists expect the next depression or storm to take shape prior to the end of this week....

Gusty storms to drench northeastern US into Wednesday night

Thunderstorms will mean business in portions of the northeastern United States into Wednesday night as the combination of a disturbance passing through the Canadian province of Quebec and plenty of moisture could result in locally severe weather. The most common characteristics of the storms, which will begin to build as early as the midday hours...

Supernatural forces the reason this city has dodged hurricanes for nearly a century?

For nearly a century, the Tampa Bay area in Florida has been largely void of any direct landfalling hurricane strikes — and some locals believe the reason can be chalked up to a supernatural force. In 2017, Hurricane Irma appeared to be headed straight into the Gulf of Mexico toward the St. Petersburg and Tampa...

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