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These are the early bloomers. A more massive, widespread swarm still awaits.

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It’s the latest in a trend that may be tied to climate change.

Warmer weather arrives over the weekend and next week

Much of the East Coast has a chance to catch the launch, weather permitting

A fast-moving cold front will drop some rain showers as most of us are sleeping.

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Not gorgeous, but not bad for Mother's Day, as temperatures remain on the cool side for the middle of May.

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You'll have to brighten mom's days with colorful flowers Sunday, as we won't be seeing much sunshine.

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Scientists identify possible connection between the solar cycle and whether El Niño or La Niña is present.

Today's showers and storms could have bite in a few spots, but they're done before long. The Mother's Day showers risk is also minimal.

The good news is it won't rain all that much after this evening. Highs are in the 60s this weekend.

It may be the closest-range photo ever taken of such a formation.

High temperatures are generally in the 60s. Saturday may be a decent outdoor day in between rainier ones.

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Cool and relatively calm conditions persist through tonight. An inch or more of rain could fall late Friday in heavier showers or storms.

Highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s may hold off a mass cicada emergence for one to two more weeks

Residents may now have precious seconds to act before the shaking starts.

The United Kingdom saw its coldest average low temperature in April since 1922.

Today and Saturday are the best days for outdoor plans.

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An unexpected twister also hit Virginia's Northern Neck.

Following another taste of summery weather, it'll feel more springlike through Thursday.

For the first time, 90 degrees is the norm in the heart of summer, while lows below 30 in winter are atypical.

The bizarre wavelike clouds look like something from another world.

We may have to wait until next week to see the insects arrive in great numbers.

It's the last in a multi-day severe-weather outbreak, but the threat will return this weekend.

The back and forth pattern continues with shower chances Friday, a pleasant Saturday, and then another chance of rain at some point on Sunday.

A cold front is coming. But first, more humidity and rain chances into Wednesday afternoon.

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