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  • Weather: Heat index to reach 100s; rain possible

    Weather: Heat index to reach 100s; rain possible
    Another hot day is in the forecast as feel-like temperatures rise to the 100s this afternoon, meteorologists say. The National Weather Service in Melbourne is calling for a mostly sunny day with a high near 94 degrees. A heat index value of 103 is...
  • Ask Tom: Where do hurricanes strike more often?

    Dear Tom, Where do hurricanes strike more frequently in this country, the Gulf Coast or the Atlantic Coast? — Jack Collins   Dear Jack, The archives of the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center indicate that, since 1900, the...
  • Lightning warning issued for San Diego County beaches

    Lightning warning issued for San Diego County beaches
    The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned people to stay away from San Diego County beaches because of possible lightning strikes. A potential exists for cloud to ground -- or cloud to water -- lightning that could prove fatal, forecasters...
  • Orlando heat wave of six days 95 or hotter is over

    Orlando heat wave of six days 95 or hotter is over
    A breezy front moving through the area Monday finally ended Orlando's heat wave. Derrick Weitlich, forecaster at the National Weather Service in Melbourne, said Orlando simmered for six days in row of the thermometer reading 95 or more. That didn't...
  • On the way: Thunderstorms, torrential rain, possible flooding

    On the way: Thunderstorms, torrential rain, possible flooding
    Officials said a storm system is expected to hit northeast Illinois this afternoon that could produce scattered thunderstorms, torrential rain, gusty winds and possible flooding. According to the National Weather Service, the storms will move eastward...
  • Tropical depression forms in Caribbean, could become hurricane

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A tropical depression formed over the Turks and Caicos Islands on Saturday after drenching Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and could become a hurricane as it moves over the warm open waters near the Bahamas, the National...
  • Heat causes early closure at two St. Charles schools

    Heat causes early closure at two St. Charles schools
    Two middle schools in St. Charles closed early on Monday due to the hot weather, district officials said. Students at Haines and Thompson middle schools, the only school buildings in the district that don't have air conditioning, were sent home after...
  • Father and Sharpton call for peace ahead of slain teen's funeral

    Father and Sharpton call for peace ahead of slain teen's funeral
    ST LOUIS - Rev. Al Sharpton and the father of an unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer on Aug. 9 appealed for peace as they led a rally against police violence on Sunday, the day before Michael Brown Jr's funeral in Ferguson, Missouri. At...
  • Partly sunny Wednesday, possible storms overnight

    Partly sunny Wednesday, possible storms overnight
    It looks like we might get a break from the rain on Wednesday. The National Weather Service shows partly sunny skies in the forecast with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms returning overnight. Expect a high temperature of about 83 degrees and a low...
  • Weather: Sunny day ahead; temps in the 90s

    Weather: Sunny day ahead; temps in the 90s
    Isolated showers are possible this afternoon as temperatures rise to the low 90s, meteorologists say. Today's forecast includes mostly sunny skies and a high near 92 degrees. Wind gusts could get up to 20 mph at times, according to the National...
  • Ask Tom: Are high waves weather-related?

    Dear Tom, I've been hearing a lot of "beach hazard warnings" this summer for high waves and rip currents in Lake Michigan. Are these conditions weather-related? — Allison, Chicago Dear Allison, Beach hazard warnings and statements are a new...