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A bit cooler but still spectacular weather for Sunday.

  • Greg Porter
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Forecasts call for a 50-50 chance of storms that could interfere with the historic launch effort.

Today's the warmest of the next few. All feature lots of sunshine.

Any rain is brief and ending tonight. It's trending nicer through the weekend behind a cold front.

Some localized downpours and gusty winds are possible through the overnight hours but should be hit or miss.


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Conditions are expected to become marginally more favorable for two possible launch attempts this weekend.

Enjoy the 70s early next week before the 80s take over.

  • Matt Rogers
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Late-day storms may bring damaging wind gusts and flooding downpours. The threat of storms is delivered by a cold front that will send us a nicer weekend as well.

  • A. Camden Walker
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Any rain that falls could be heavy. Temperatures soar well into the 80s to end the work week.

Mount Mansfield in Vermont on Wednesday recorded its highest temperature ever.

The phenomenon has major implications for carbon emissions.

The "Cloudy with a Chance of Pain" research project found low pressure, humidity, heavy rain, and strong winds are associated with increased pain.

  • Jeremy Deaton
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While showers are in the forecast at times through Friday night, they may be infrequent without amounting to much.

  • David Streit
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Thunderstorms in the area thwarted the effort. The next attempt is Saturday.

Some rain may fall, but the heaviest showers probably focus near the mountains. A few more showers roam tomorrow.

The tropical storm rapidly developed before it could move ashore, and it has a history of causing flooding rains.

Highs in the mid 90s could make it all the way north to Oregon.

Aging dams are a time bomb as heavy rain events become more frequent.

  • Peter Sinclair
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Tropical moisture streams in from the south tonight, setting the stage for a rather warm and humid Thursday and Friday, before drier air arrives this weekend.

Different from true tornadoes, these eddies of dust swirled as pools of storm-cooled air collided.

Temperatures remain warm, while humidity is moderate, through tomorrow.

The two-day rainfall in Miami was greater than during Hurricane Irma.

Residual moisture from a tropical wave that drenched eastern Florida could delay the highly anticipated launch.

Beautiful warm weather dominates today with comfortable temperatures and just a touch of humidity.

  • Matt Rogers
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Perspective on the critical role of weather in combat.

  • Jonathan Sawtelle
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Sat.

sunny_clear
-- /83°

Sun.

sunny_clear
58° /73°

Mon.

sunny_clear
51° /75°

Tue.

partlycloudyday
55° /80°

Wed.

partlycloudyday
67° /91°

Thu.

thunderstorms
70° /89°
Drop 30%
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