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Downpours can cause localized flooding. There is also a severe weather risk from high winds or an isolated tornado.

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By Friday, however, beautiful, crisp autumn weather will arrive.

It originally looked as if it would slip out to sea, but now some meteorologists are concerned.

Periodic downpours are expected into Thursday morning, when a line of strong storms is possible.

As summer becomes longer, fall and winter are growing shorter in the Northern Hemisphere


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Fall officially arrives today with some fanfare, as a cold front brings the potential for heavy downpours tonight into Thursday.

A rainy few days is on tap as a strong cold front lumbers toward the region.

The equinox arrives at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday. Soon it will be dark for more than half the day.

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The autumn front brought the first snow of the season to parts of the Cascades and Rockies.

NOAA report shows how extreme climate conditions intensified the drought and are a harbinger of the future.

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Rain and clouds should clear out in time for a fine Friday and wonderful weekend.

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Onshore flow is increasing moisture levels around here.

2021 is the third most active season on record to date in terms of the number of named storms.

Offshore winds are increasing fire danger in California again, including to the state’s beloved sequoias.

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During the weeks of the spring and fall equinoxes, the sunrise aligns with the east-to-west arrangement of the National Mall.

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For those awaiting a taste of fall, the weekend delivers in a big way.

Don't let any early-morning clouds or fog fool you. Monday's weather will be near perfect.

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The meteorological images illustrate just how extreme the summer weather was.

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Humidity and rain chances rising by midweek.

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There's nothing to complain about with Sunday's weather, which features end-to-end sunshine and mild, but not hot, temperatures.

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Once we get today's cold front through it'll feel more like September.

Any showers tend to be isolated through Saturday. Our air will turn more pleasant by Sunday.

Heavy rain is still falling in parts of the Deep South while Odette becomes 15th named storm of 2021 in Atlantic

It was the “perfect storm” of blinding rain falling on asphalt and concrete surfaces, with inadequate runoff, during rush hour.

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