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After mid-70s midweek, the coolest weather of the fall so far arrives over the weekend.

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Gusts of 20-plus mph will be the norm tomorrow.

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Fall is back. Temperatures run about 15 degrees cooler than yesterday.

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Temperatures will be a good 15 degrees cooler on Sunday compared with today.

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Local farmers in the Mid-Atlantic produced strong crop yields this summer, in spite of challenging weather conditions


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It could be a little turbulent around here this afternoon. After that, a big taste of fall.

Cold front blasts through the region, bringing much cooler air by Saturday night and Sunday

Strong to severe storms with strong winds and a slight tornado risk are possible Friday and Saturday.

A cold front this weekend will shuttle in crisp fall weather and help colors progress

Strong storms are possible tomorrow ahead of a cold front returning us to autumn Sunday.

  • A. Camden Walker
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Some patchy fog isn’t impossible tonight. Tomorrow will perhaps be our last truly toasty day of 2021.

The atmospheric and oceanic pattern will have a bearing on the Western drought, the end of hurricane season and the forecast for winter and spring.

Santa Ana winds Friday will increase fire danger in Southern California.

  • Diana Leonard
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Feet of snow have fallen in the West, while the East Coast enjoys a taste of summer.

By Sunday, highs are only in the 60s.

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Widespread clouds continue to dwindle. Temperatures may run at 80 tomorrow.

More than a half-foot of rain is possible in places like Dallas and Fort Worth.

Next best chance of showers, maybe thunderstorms, not until Saturday.

There are rumors of brighter times ahead. First, more clouds.

This October event may herald the real start of the next active solar period, which has been slow to materialize.

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New research sheds light on the Great Havana Hurricane from 175 years ago and its startling reach.

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Moisture from the storm could bring flash flooding in Texas.

The move is part of the Biden administration’s broader effort to push the United States to reckon with the costs of global warming.

A cold front late Saturday finally brings a return of autumn-like weather on Sunday.

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2021 is on pace to be among the most active and costliest years for these disasters, which are becoming more frequent

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