Latest Thunderstorms News

Storm hits Illinois State Fairgrounds, cancelling concert

Aug. 17, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Heavy rain caused the cancellation of an outdoor concert at the Illinois State Fair Grandstand and some flooding at the fairgrounds. Thunderstorms dumped up to 2 inches of rain in the Springfield area Thursday night as some 8,000 fans were at the fairgrounds grandstand for a...

Storm-damaged historic Indiana fieldhouse set for repairs

Aug. 16, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana fieldhouse that's one of the nation's largest high school basketball venues is set for emergency repairs nine months after a severe thunderstorm ripped a hole in its roof and ruptured water lines that flooded its hardwood basketball court. The Muncie Community School...

Storms blamed for power outages, fires on Cape Cod

Aug. 9, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

BREWSTER, Mass. (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms have caused thousands of power outages and at least two house fires on Cape Cod. Eversource officials say up to 3,700 homes and businesses in the region lost electricity Thursday morning as trees and utility lines came down. About 700 outages remained late in...

Fast-moving storm wreaks havoc on Bangor, Maine

Aug. 9, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A fast-moving line of severe thunderstorms knocked out power to about 2,000 homes and businesses in Penobscot County, sending utility crews scrambling. Bangor officials said strong winds and heavy rain wreaked havoc Thursday afternoon, knocking down trees and flooding low-lying roads....

2 teens seriously injured when struck by lightning in park

Aug. 9, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say two teens were seriously injured when struck by lightning while playing in an El Mirage park Wednesday night as thunderstorms pummeled metro Phoenix with rain and strong winds. El Mirage police said the two boys, reported to be either 13 or 14 years old, were...

Cleanup underway on Detroit's Belle Isle after storm damage

Aug. 9, 2018 6:15 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A cleanup effort is taking place on Detroit's Belle Isle after severe thunderstorms this week damaged or knocked down scores of trees. The island park in the Detroit River was among the hard-hit areas following Monday's storms, which caused damage and knocked out power on Detroit's east...

Service says satellite showed faint trail of Nebraska damage

Aug. 8, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service says thunderstorms that pounded western Nebraska with hail left a faint trail of damage detectable from a satellite. A northwest-to-southeast line across the Panhandle can be seen from more than 22,000 miles above the Earth. The weather service office...

Utility crews mopping up after severe weather in Maine

Aug. 8, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

Utility crews are restoring power to hundreds of homes and businesses that lost power during severe thunderstorms in Maine. Powerful thunderstorms swept across parts of the state in the late afternoon and evening on Tuesday, knocking down trees and electrical wires. CMP said more than 1,500 homes and businesses...

The Latest: Michigan Dems pick Tlaib to replace Conyers

Aug. 8, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan's primary election (all times local): 2 p.m. Former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for the House seat long held by former Rep. John Conyers and likely will become the first Muslim female elected to Congress....

The Latest: Ryder Cup spots in sight at PGA Championship

Aug. 7, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest from the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The scoreboards for the PGA Championship aren't the only ones worth watching this week. That's because the tournament at Bellerive is the last points-paying event for the U.S. team for the Ryder...