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Heavy rain, gusty winds and coastal flooding are underway in coastal Texas and Louisiana as Tropical Storm Beta moves ashore.

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Temperatures rise midweek as highs approach 80.

Outside the Beltway, temperatures should drop into the 30s by Monday morning.

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Storm surge flooding is already underway as Beta slowly approaches.

With high pressure firmly entrenched overhead, we’ll see another several days of mostly sunny and dry conditions.

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Slow-moving storm could dump 10 inches of rain, and generate a dangerous storm surge through midweek.

The last official weekend of summer will feel much more like autumn.

  • Greg Porter
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Temperatures are as much as 10 to 15 degrees below normal, but it's still rather comfortable.

Beta, the record-setting 23rd named storm to date, could produce a foot of rain along the Texas coast between Sunday and next week.

Daytime temperatures are in the 60s and a few spots could touch the 30s at night.

Alpha is the first Greek-named storm in 15 years, with all conventional names used up

The change was unambiguous and swift, and there’s no sign we’ll turn back in a meaningful way.

The coolest air of the season so far is on its way.

  • A. Camden Walker
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The unusual storms are the Mediterranean's miniaturized versions of hurricanes.

The remnants of Hurricane Sally are producing flooding in the Carolinas, while Hurricane Teddy is intensifying in the Atlantic.

Rain could be briefly heavy. We're clearing out by later Friday.

Historic rainfall and unexpectedly punishing winds were big stories with Hurricane Sally. It was the eighth tropical system to hit the U.S. this season.

The steadiest, heaviest rain passes south and southeast of town.

  • David Streit
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The storm unloaded 20 to 30 inches of rain in coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle as the threat of heavy rain and flooding expands into Georgia, the Carolinas and southeast Virginia.

The bulk of the rain probably stays south of southern Maryland.

Hurricane Sally threatens to unleash “historic” amounts of rain that could trigger “extreme life-threatening flash flooding.”

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What it was like to endure Sally's fierce winds and double-digit rainfall.

Smoke from the fires in California, Oregon and Washington has reached Europe, as evidence emerges that the fires burned far more intensely than average since satellite monitoring began.

Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near the Louisiana-Mississippi border.

After Sally sends some showers our way, a cool and dry weekend with plenty of sun awaits.

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