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Keep an eye to the sky as scattered downpours may get a few of us wet this evening.

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Wind, humidity and temperature sculpt fog into different shapes every 30 minutes at New Orleans museum.

  • Kevin Ambrose
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Also we could see a few storms today and an isolated storm tomorrow.

  • A. Camden Walker
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Sticky conditions make a return tomorrow.

  • Greg Porter
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Meteorologists call to standardize Spanish advisory terms for weather-related emergencies.

  • Kay Nolan
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We all know dry heat feels more bearable than humid heat. This measurement explains why.

It's not as nice as the last few days but today is still passable. Tomorrow and beyond, less so.

It's the latest in sizzling summertime weather systems. This one may cover more of the country than earlier versions.

Our stretch of brilliant July weather is coming to a close.

Flash-flood watches are up for much of Arizona and New Mexico as well as other parts of the broader region.

Highs over the coming week could peak around 90 degrees each afternoon. Tokyo's may end up being among the hottest Olympic Games on record.

Temperatures and dew points trend higher in the days to come. Storm chances return, too.

  • A. Camden Walker
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Conditions remain about as good as they get in late July around here.

Some Northeast cities have seen three months worth of rainfall. More seems likely before July ends.

Today feels like a dream.

  • David Streit
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Air quality improves into tomorrow as a cold front sweeps the region clean.

A trifecta of meteorological conditions resulted in almost a year's worth of rain falling in a single day.

Climate change adds urgency for action.

  • Ilan Kelman
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A few storms could produce damaging wind gusts and hail, in addition to heavy rain and lightning.

Billions of tiny cicada nymphs will soon rain down from the trees.

  • Kevin Ambrose
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The air quality is bad thanks to wildfire smoke. A cold front should help clean the air a bit later today.

Air quality is expected to improve by Thursday as a cold front pushes most of the smoke away.

Dry thunderstorms can spark new fires where there's dry vegetation, and can also exacerbate existing fires.

Orange skies are the rule into tomorrow. Wednesday is another toasty one before any storms.

No fewer than five powerful heat domes are swelling over the landmasses of the Northern Hemisphere.

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At a Glance

Mon.

thunderstorms
74° /92°
Drop 30%

Tue.

sunny_clear
72° /94°

Wed.

thunderstorms
73° /93°

Thu.

rain
72° /94°
Drop 30%

Fri.

sunny_clear
71° /89°

Sat.

sunny_clear
65° /88°
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2021 Heat Tracker

26
90-degree days so far
Average Year-To-Date
21
Yearly Average
40
Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
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7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
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