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Tropical Storm Alberto to make landfall Mexico early Thursday, drives flooding in coastal Texas

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2024 hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is headed for the coast of Mexico.

As of 5 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, the storm was 305 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas, traveling west-southwest at 9 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 40 ...Read more

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Massachusetts beaches closed amid brutal heat wave, Walden Pond beach 'underwater'

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BOSTON — Bay Staters looking to cool off during this brutal heat wave could be out of luck at several state-run beaches.

As temps spike into the 90s across the region, many Department of Conservation and Recreation beaches are closed due to high bacteria levels and other water quality issues.

The state’s “Interactive Beach Water Quality ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Alberto forms off Mexico, drives flooding in coastal Texas

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of 2024 hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is headed for the coast of Mexico.

As of 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, the storm was 295 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas, traveling west at 9 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

Separate ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Alberto forms off Mexico, drives flooding in coastal Texas

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of 2024 hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is headed for the coast of Mexico.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, the storm was 295 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas, traveling west at 9 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

Separate from Alberto,...Read more

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Record Las Vegas June heat only expected to get hotter

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LAS VEGAS — This month continues its run to be the hottest June in recorded Las Vegas weather history.

As of Tuesday, the average daily temperature (the high and low averaged) was 93.7 degrees. The existing record is 92.8 in 2016.

The Tuesday high at the Las Vegas airport was 91, a few degrees below average and the first non-100 day in ...Read more

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System in Gulf of Mexico to become Tropical Storm Alberto today, forecasters say

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Potential Tropical Cyclone One brewing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to become a tropical storm on Wednesday and has prompted the National Hurricane Center to issue a tropical storm warning for parts of Texas and coastal Mexico.

If the disturbance strengthens into a tropical storm — the first of the season — it...Read more

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California on fire: Wind, sun, dry conditions blamed for blazes around the state

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California firefighters were battling raging blazes from Redding down to Indio on Tuesday as dry, sunny weather and wind combined with plentiful dried vegetation to create ideal conditions for wildfires to start and spread.

For the first time in two years, Cal Fire activated its highest-level incident-management teams for three of the fires: ...Read more

Tropical Storm Alberto could form while NHC watches 2 other systems

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Tropical Storm Alberto is forecast to develop in the Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday while the National Hurricane Center tracks two more systems including one in the Atlantic that could threaten Florida and a second in the Gulf.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the NHC was tracking Potential Tropical Cyclone One in the western Gulf of Mexico located about ...Read more

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Massachusetts faces brutal heat wave, may feel like 106 degrees; Michelle Wu declares heat emergency for Boston

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BOSTON — The brutal dog days of summer are starting early this year.

The region is bracing for an intense heat wave over the next several days, as temps spike into the 90s with it feeling like a “dangerous” 100-plus in spots.

As the heat dome takes over New England, meteorologists and officials are urging residents to stay hydrated and ...Read more

Hurricane center says tropical systems could form off Florida, in Gulf of Mexico this week

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center is eyeing two systems with a chance to form into the season’s first tropical depression or storm including one in the Atlantic that could threaten Florida and one in the western Gulf of Mexico.

Of the most concern for Florida is an area of thunderstorms located several hundred miles east of the ...Read more

Tropical depression or season's first tropical storm likely to form in southwestern Gulf, while system could emerge near Bahamas

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The chances continue to increase that a tropical storm or tropical depression could form in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by midweek, the National Hurricane Center said, while forecasters are watching for a yet-to-emerge disturbance that could develop into an area of low pressure northeast of the central Bahamas and potentially affect the east...Read more

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Odds improve for tropical depression to form in southwestern Gulf, system could emerge near Bahamas

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The chances continue to increase that a tropical depression could form in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico next week, the National Hurricane Center said, while a disturbance popped up on Saturday night that could develop into an area of low pressure in a week and affect the east coast of Florida.

The system in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to ...Read more

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In a small Miami suburb, plans to help street flooding are gutted by a DeSantis veto

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MIAMI — The backhoe tearing up a dead-end street in Virginia Gardens on Friday morning marked the beginning of another small win against street flooding, a project backed by state funding last year. A short walk away, an idle neighborhood thoroughfare still drying out from this week’s rains represented the promise of more progress now halted...Read more

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Climate change can amplify big rainstorms, but true fixes are far off for South Florida

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MIAMI — Once again, South Florida was submerged under an unsettling amount of water this week, the kind of totals usually only seen during a tropical storm or hurricane.

An early June system dumped a month’s worth of rain in a single day on Miami and Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday. Then it did it again the next day.

Experts say climate ...Read more

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How many homes and cars were damaged by the floods in South Florida? Take a look

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MIAMI — Hundreds of people will be filing claims for water damage to their homes and cars in the coming days as South Florida tries to recover from three days of flooding rain.

And expect for more wet weather over the weekend. Forecasters don’t think the weather will be as bad as during the week, but it’s still a concern for hard-hit ...Read more

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El Niño makes an exit, but La Niña could bring dry conditions back to California

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After a year of dominance, El Niño’s wrath has come to end — but it’s climate-churning counterpart, La Niña, is hot on its heels and could signal a return to dryness for California.

El Niño is the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation, sometimes referred to as ENSO. The climate pattern in the tropical Pacific is the single ...Read more

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Don't just blame the heavy rain. Climate change made this week's flooding in Florida worse

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Torrential storms, even catastrophic deluges like the one that hit this week, may be nothing new for South Florida.

But climate change has made their impact worse.

Sea level rise has brought the water table closer to the surface, leaving less room for the ground to absorb rainwater. It rendered less effective the ...Read more

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Could a tropical depression form soon in the Gulf of Mexico? What the forecast says

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A disturbance forming in the Gulf of Mexico has a “medium” chance of turning into a tropical depression next week, forecasters say.

The National Hurricane Center expects the disturbance, described as a broad area of low pressure, will form over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico late this weekend or early next week. And environmental ...Read more

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Is it over yet? Flood watch in effect -- then there's a change in Miami, Broward forecast

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More rain is in the forecast for South Florida, which was left waterlogged with flooded roads, homes and stalled cars from a disturbance-fueled downpour this week.

A flood watch remains in effect at least through 8 p.m. Friday, with “heavy rain, scattered thunderstorms and “significant and life-threatening flash flooding” possible, ...Read more

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'It needs to stop': Another night of rain could tip South Florida neighborhoods over the edge

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MIAMI — This week’s deluge — more than 20 inches in some spots — overwhelmed drainage systems across South Florida, clogging roads with feet of water and hundreds of stalled cars.

The state and multiple cities declared a state of emergency as floodwater poured into homes and businesses, stopped traffic on Interstate 95 and froze travel ...Read more