Wildfires are scorching Europe and parts of Northern Africa. In Spain, the flames are still spreading, forcing 11,000 people to flee their homes. The dangerous heat wave is pushing east, sparking more fires in its path. In France, over 2,000 firefighters are using army bulldozers to try and contain the largest fire the Bordeaux wine country has seen in 30 years.
Spotty storms have developed and will be possible around sunset.
- Palm Beach Daily News
An area of disturbed weather over the far eastern Atlantic ocean could become a tropical depression as it moves westward this week, forecasters say.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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Several wildfires continue to burn across eastern Washington.
- KMGH - Denver Scripps
Just arrived at I-70, near the Brighton Blvd exit, in Denver. There are multiple cars disabled in floodwater. People are standing outside of their cars with nowhere to go because the water hasn’t receded. Traffic is at a standstill. @DenverChannel
- The Guardian
Fourth set of skeletal remains, as yet unidentified, discovered at Swim Beach in Nevada as lake hits lowest level in 80 years
- Statesman Journal
Multiple wildfires are burning around Oregon that have brought recreation closures to popular areas including Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake.
FOX 13’s meteorologist Dave Osterberg says there is a tropical wave coming off the coast of Africa. It has the potential to develop. Even if it does become a named storm, it has to fight the Saharan dust layer. Otherwise, it is quiet in the tropics.
- Miami Herald
Forecasters are monitoring a disturbance in the Atlantic that now has a slightly higher chance of turning into a depression over the next couple of days.
- 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.
- Myrtle Beach Sun News
Forecasters say the calm start to the tropical weather season might not stick around for long.
- Reuters Videos
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.
It’s been the summer of the shark off Cape Cod with hundreds of reported sightings, but a new venomous creature is making its presence known.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The rain is expected to give a temporary relief from the 100 degree days with temperatures in the mid-90s.
- Victorville Daily Press
Monsoonal weather should arrive each afternoon and early evening this week, with mountain areas having the highest chance of heavy rainfall.
- Associated Press
Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea’s capital region, turning Seoul’s streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods cascading into subway stations. At least eight people were killed — some drowning in their homes — and seven others were missing, with more rain forecast, officials said Tuesday. More than 43 centimeters (17 inches) of rain was measured in Seoul’s hardest-hit Dongjak district from Monday to noon Tuesday.
- The Fayetteville Observer
Wednesday looks like the hottest day of the week in Fayetteville, say 97 degrees or so.
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.
- 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.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
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