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Extreme heat wave reaches Arizona and swelters southern U.S.: Live weather updates

In California and the Desert Southwest, it’s a dry heat, but temperatures could skyrocket to over 120 degrees in spots. For Texas and Florida, the excessive heat will combine with stifling humidity to push heat indexes into dangerous territory. → Read More

What to know as extreme heat moves across Southwest, Texas and Florida: Live weather updates

Nearly 50 million Americans are set to face triple-digit temperature this week as a sprawling dome of heat engulfs most of the southern U.S. Follow forecast and weather updates here. → Read More

Sun to bring light to 99 percent of world’s population at once Saturday

Nearly the entire world's population will bask in the sun's rays simultaneously. → Read More

Experts reverse early forecasts, now call for active hurricane season

Meteorologists at Colorado State now expect record-warm Atlantic waters to fuel a busy Atlantic season. → Read More

Rare summer storm slamming Western Europe with hurricane-like gusts

The Netherlands and Germany have been especially hard hit by “Storm Poly,” whose “sting jet” has unleashed wind gusts over 90 mph. → Read More

Here’s where storms and extreme heat could affect your July Fourth

Large parts of the the country will be at risk for thunderstorms, but most won’t face a washout. → Read More

Derecho tears through Plains and Midwest, cutting power with 100 mph winds

A destructive derecho traveled 600 miles from northeast Kansas to the Kentucky-Tennessee border, bringing gusts up to 100 mph and knocking out power from Illinois to Indiana. → Read More

California set to face its first major heat wave of the year

Excessive heat watches and heat advisories blanket much of the state from the Central Valley to Orange County, with a few areas set to approach 110 degrees. → Read More

A rare ‘omega sun’ recently set off the Outer Banks. What is it?

The apparition was caused by what's called an "inferior mirage." → Read More

Extreme Texas heat wave to swell across southern, central U.S.

Heat advisories stretch from northern Florida to southern New Mexico, while excessive heat warnings are plastered across much of Texas, parts of New Mexico and Arizona and along the Gulf Coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. → Read More

Tornadoes tear through Midwest as severe storms eye East Coast

At least one person was reported killed in Indiana after the twister destroyed their home. → Read More

Bret forecast to become hurricane this week; second system developing

Tropical Storm Bret is expected to become a hurricane Thursday as it approaches the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, amid conditions more characteristic of August than June. → Read More

Hurricane Bret is forecast to form by midweek, then enter Caribbean

A tropical depression has developed and is forecast to steadily strengthen into Tropical Storm and then Hurricane Bret. Puerto Rico could be affected this weekend. → Read More

Early-season hurricane could form over record-warm Atlantic this week

The Atlantic Ocean is as warm now is it typically is in September and could fuel the development of Bret, which could threaten the Caribbean. → Read More

Extreme jet stream pattern brings bizarre weather, storms to Lower 48

Severe storms are ravaging the South while the coasts are cool and smoke spills south from Canada. Blame the jet stream. → Read More

Violent storms and dangerous heat expected in Oklahoma and Texas today

The atmosphere is waging war in the Southern Plains, with triple-digit temperatures and the potential for hurricane-force winds. → Read More

Southeast faces intense storms, with tornadoes and a derecho possible

The highly-unusual forecast is more typical of April than June. → Read More

Hailstorm rocks Boulder, Colo., turns roadways into icy rivers

Hail and flooding also occurred in Colorado Springs amid a stormy Monday along the Front Range. → Read More

Extreme weather targets Texas with heat indexes near 115, severe storms

Parts of the Lone Star State could see heat indexes pushing toward 120 degrees. → Read More

Eastern U.S. enshrouded in hazardous smoke plume from Canadian fires

The smoke, emanating from Canada, is causing gray skies and poor air quality. → Read More