Sweltering temperatures are expected to break records up and down the East Coast on Sunday. The heat may also energize some severe storms in western Pennsylvania and upstate New York. NBC’s Somara Theodore has the latest forecast for Sunday TODAY.
Spotty storms have developed and will be possible around sunset.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
The National Weather Service in Phoenix issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Peoria, Surprise and Sun City until 8 p.m. Sunday.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Are you ready for winter?
- WMUR - Manchester
The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.3 magnitude earthquake around 8:05 p.m. in Deering.
A flood watch is up for DeKalb and McHenry counties, where up to 2 inches of rain has already fallen.
- Statesman Journal
Multiple wildfires are burning around Oregon that have brought recreation closures to popular areas including Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake.
- The Guardian
Fourth set of skeletal remains, as yet unidentified, discovered at Swim Beach in Nevada as lake hits lowest level in 80 years
France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as its worst drought on record left parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in the winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne's office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that has forced scores of villages to rely on water deliveries by truck, prompted state-run utility EDF to curb nuclear power output and stressed crops. National weather agency Meteo France said it was the worst drought since records began in 1958 and that the drought was expected to worsen until at least the middle of the month.
A Cape Cod beach closed Saturday afternoon after a “number” of Portuguese man o’wars washed ashore.
- The Courier Journal
In past flooding, hydrologists have calculated runoff 1,000 times greater than without mining. Scientists say climate change will intensify heavy rains.
We are still talking about the Saharan Dust and the National Hurricane Center is watching a tropical wave that could not be further away in the Atlantic.
- NBC News
Firefighters rescued at least 19 people in Denver, Colorado, after flash floods turned roadways into rivers Sunday night as Kentucky faced possible further storms.
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STORY: About 60 cars belonging to park visitors and staff were buried under several feet of debris at the Inn at Death Valley, an historic luxury hotel near the park headquarters in Furnace Creek, the site of a spring-fed oasis near the Nevada border, the park said in a statement.Floodwaters also pushed trash dumpsters into parked cars, shoved vehicles into each other, and swamped many facilities, some hotel rooms and business offices, it said.No injuries were reported. But about 500 visitors and 500 park staff were temporarily unable to leave the park because all roads into and out of Death Valley were closed, according to the statement. After work by emergency crews, authorities escorted the cars out of the area.Authorities are conducting aerial searches for stranded motorists but said they have not received reports of stranded cars, Death Valley National Park wrote on its Facebook page.They expect to reopen a particularly damaged area of Highway 190 by Tuesday (August 9).The flooding was unleashed by a torrential shower that dumped 1.46 inches of rain at Furnace Creek, nearly matching the previous daily record there of 1.47 inches measured from a downpour in 1988, park spokesperson Amy Wines said.
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Eyewitness video shows children rescued during Denver flooding. 📹 Felix Espinoza
- Associated Press
France was in the midst of its fourth heat wave of the year Monday as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought on record. National weather agency Meteo France said the heat wave begain in the south and is expected to spread across the country and last until the weekend. Overall, the southern half of France expects daytime temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) ad won't drop at nighttime below 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).
- LA Times
Forecasts for wind gusts of up to 30 mph pose risk of spreading deadly McKinney fire in Klamath National Forest.
- USA TODAY
'I can't do it again': Can Appalachia blunt the devastating impacts of more flooding, climate change?
Appalachia is facing a harsh reality after historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky, killing at least 37 people and raising urgent climate questions.
- The Oklahoman
Deer hunters will have the option of another weapon this fall as air powered arrow rifles have been legalized for hunting in Oklahoma.
Cars were seen stranded in an intersection in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 7, after heavy rain triggered flash flooding across the city.
- Raleigh News and Observer
A photographer was recording the sunset when lightning struck.