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  • Lightning strikes from rare thunderstorm light up Bay Area sky

    Lightning strikes from rare thunderstorm light up Bay Area sky
    At least two dozen lightning strikes jolted the Bay Area sky early Tuesday as a rare strong thunderstorm moved in and dropped some much-need rain. The strikes were reported in San Mateo County, the San Francisco Bay and along the Pacific Ocean,...
  • Weather: Storms likely this afternoon, evening

    Weather: Storms likely this afternoon, evening
    Because of lingering moisture and daytime heating, there's a 60 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms hitting Central Florida this afternoon. Meteorologists predict a partly sunny day with a high temperature near 92 degrees, according to...
  • This summer's weather forecast? Confusing.

    This summer's weather forecast? Confusing.
    Andre Anderson spent Chicago’s most recent winter months conjuring images of summer: the muggy beach trips, the outdoor concerts and the fireworks shows from his friend’s rooftop. “But this summer, I’m not sure if I should be...
  • 2014 off to hottest start on record for California

    2014 off to hottest start on record for California
    The sun was so strong this year in Joe Del Bosque's cantaloupe fields that some of the melons could have used sunscreen. The surface of the fruit got sunburned, which looks bad and in some cases affects taste. He had to throw those away. The first six...
  • Tuesday could be hottest day of summer

    Tuesday could be hottest day of summer
    Chicago could be in for the hottest day of the summer Tuesday, with temperatures in the 90s to go with higher humidity. The National Weather Service is predicting heat indexes – which combine temperature and humidity into one uncomfortable...
  • Chicago hot weather

    If Tuesday reaches its predicted high, it would be just the third 90-degree day this year in Chicago.  Meteorologists say this summer has been relatively cool. From 1981 to 2010, Chicago summers have had an average of 14 90-degree days, said Jamie...
  • Air quality alert in effect, 90s forecast for Tuesday

    Air quality alert in effect, 90s forecast for Tuesday
    If the predicted high for Tuesday reaches its mark, it would be just the third 90-degree day this year in Chicago. Meteorologists say this summer has been relatively cool. From 1981 to 2010, Chicago summers have had an average of 14 90-degree days, said...
  • Weather: Forecasters warn of gusts, hail from evening storms

    Weather: Forecasters warn of gusts, hail from evening storms
    Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Melbourne warn that strong wind gusts and hail are possible this evening, as storm clouds continue to roll across the region. In an advisory, forecasters warn that radar indicates "a storm capable of...
  • California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn

    California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn
    The temperatures were so hot this year in Joe Del Bosque’s cantaloupe fields in the San Joaquin Valley that some of the melons could have used sunscreen. The surface of the fruit got sunburned, which looks bad and in some cases affects taste. He...
  • Chance of dry lightning, gusty winds in Southern California

    Chance of dry lightning, gusty winds in Southern California
    Forecasters said there’s a chance of dry lightning and gusty winds in the Los Angeles area Saturday afternoon as a moist, unstable air mass moves in from the Gulf of Mexico. The National Weather Service advised hikers to stay out of dry washes...
  • Pacific Northwest fires continue to spread, threaten homes

    Pacific Northwest fires continue to spread, threaten homes
    Cooler temperatures may briefly aid firefighters trying to contain 22 fires in the Pacific Northwest, but hot and dry summer weather will return later next week and is expected to continue fueling the blazes. Uncontained large fires in Oregon and...