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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.

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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.

Intense wind gusts brought down trees and wires in the Shenandoah Valley.

Tornadoes struck near Dallas, Atlanta and even in the Mid-Atlantic on Monday. An elevated storm threat affects 90 million Americans on Tuesday.

Drawing from the latest decade of weather data, the new normals are a reflection of climate change.

It turns cooler Thursday with another chance of rain on Friday.

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Damage, collapsed structures reported in Jefferson County, W. Va. Damage also reported in Frederick County, Md.

A tornado watch is in effect in Dallas where, in addition to tornadoes, hail up to the size of softballs is possible.

A preliminary count of only 73 tornadoes occurred, less than half the normal number.

There was freezing weather at the beginning, but three days in the 80s near the end of a month capped by a raging wind storm.

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Rather humid conditions last through Wednesday.

After a sunny and hot end to the weekend, Monday is likely to feature showers and even some thunderstorms.

  • Greg Porter
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In many cities, the winter rains are arriving later every year.

While we predict conditions to average out to near-normal, there will be plenty of springtime variability.

  • Matt Rogers
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