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Refreshing pattern change won't last long in Northeast

A cold front that swept through the Northeast Wednesday acted as a cleanser for the atmosphere over the Northeast. Not only did it bring an end to the high humidity levels, but it also ushered out smoke that drifted across the country from wildfires burning in the western United States and Canada. However, forecasters say...

Rubble smolders in footage captured after Dixie Fire destruction

The Dixie Fire ablaze in Northern California's Butte and Plumas counties has burned more than 181,000 acres as of Sunday morning. The fire, which has been active since last week, was only 20% contained, according to CalFire. The fire was threatening 1,510 structures and had destroyed 16, according to a Saturday morning update from the...

Monsoon flooding turns deadly in Southwest ... and more is on the way

The North American Monsoon, an annual phenomenon in the southwestern United States, began to unleash rounds of showers and thunderstorms across interior parts of the region in mid-June. This month, the heavy rainfall has turned deadly, with some locations being flooded multiple times. And, to make matters worse, AccuWeather forecasters say more rain is on...

AccuWeather forecasters up risk for tropical development near Southeast

AccuWeather meteorologists warn that a broad area of disturbed weather that was slowly spinning over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream just east of Florida and north of the Bahamas on Saturday has the potential to gradually develop into a tropical depression or storm over the next few days. Showers and thunderstorms associated with...

Heat milestones, records to be reached from Texas to North Dakota this week

Residents of the northern Plains have been no stranger to intense heat so far this summer, but in parts of the southern Plains, the high heat that the region usually sees over the summer has been delayed. However, forecasters say that’s about to change this coming week. This weekend, a heat dome will continue to build across...

One nation is triggering rainstorms to cool down hot days with 'cloud seeding'

Rainwater filled streets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 20 and 21 — but this rain was not a force of mother nature, rather, it was manually triggered by the UAE government using a form of weather modification called “cloud seeding.” “Cloud seeding is normally done to trigger rain from otherwise ‘reluctant’ clouds,” AccuWeather...

Thousands rescued and over 100 dead after monsoon downpours flood western India

Heavy monsoon downpours led to over 100 deaths in western India this week, and the weather pattern over the next few weeks could continue to keep the region at-risk of dangerous flooding and landslides. Rescue teams traveled through floodwater and debris on Saturday as the search for more survivors continued. According to Reuters, the death...

Hail and damaging winds to pummel Chicagoland and Metro Detroit

After severe thunderstorms brought damaging winds and hail to the Dakotas and Minnesota on Friday, over 20 million Americans across the Midwest will be at risk for dangerous thunderstorms into Saturday evening. On Sunday, the threat for severe thunderstorms could shift into parts of the mid-Atlantic and eastern Ohio Valley. Wind gusts up to 75...

Typhoon In-fa may produce catastrophic impacts along China's east coast

Typhoon In-fa was rumbling toward the eastern coast of China on Sunday morning, local time, and the typhoon will likely bring catastrophic impacts to the region, including the major port city of Shanghai. While the storm is currently forecast to strengthen as it tracks to the north-northwest through Sunday, it may encounter some difficulties as it...

Tropical Storm Nepartak forms east of Japan, could impact Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo have already been postponed by an entire year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now Tropical Storm Nepartak in the Philippine Sea could put some events at risk of being delayed again. A tropical depression formed on Friday morning, local time, north-northeast of Guam and the Mariana Islands,...

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