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A new study showed nighttime air in the western U.S. is getting drier and warmer, potentially prolonging fire activity.

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Temperatures are up a bit today, but down again tomorrow. Feels like fall.

The erupting volcano has spurred evacuations and lofted gases high into the atmosphere.

The Washington-Baltimore region has received 223 more storm warnings than average in 2021.

For the most part, we're living the weather good life. Just a small bump in the road is possible tomorrow.


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Hurricane Sam rapidly strengthened Friday and is forecast to become a Category 4 storm by Sunday. Track the path of the storm here.

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While it will probably avoid land areas, some concern still exists for the Lesser Antilles and northern Caribbean.

We've got a string of essentially perfect autumnal days through the weekend

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A taste of fall is here, right on time.

Fall is here, with highs mostly in the 70s over the next 10 days.

Downpours are predicted Thursday night in the city, which has recorded 14 extra inches of rain since July 1.

It marks the second-earliest 18th-named storm on record in the Atlantic.

Splendidly mild, sunny and dry conditions hold tight through the weekend.

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

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

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.

  • Rong Fu, Isla Simpson, Justin Mankin, Andrew Hoell and Daniel Barrie
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Rain and clouds should clear out in time for a fine Friday and wonderful weekend.

  • Matt Rogers
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Onshore flow is increasing moisture levels around here.

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