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Heavy rains cause flooded streets in South Florida

May. 26, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida streets flooded Tuesday following several days of heavy rains and thunderstorms. The National Weather Service in Miami issued flash flood warnings in parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties that were set to last into the night. Tuesday morning started off sunny after nearly...

Heat wave to hit the Southwest

May. 26, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Southwest will experience a heat wave and possibly record-breaking temperatures starting Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Albuquerque, New Mexico, predicts dangerously hot weather starting on Wednesday. In Arizona, the temperature on Wednesday could...

Rain, cooler weather helps slow Colorado plains wildfire

May. 26, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

KIM, Colo. (AP) — Cooler temperatures and precipitation have helped stop the spread of a lightning-sparked wildfire on Colorado's southeastern plains, the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control said late Monday. Rain and hail fell on the Cherry Canyon Fire between Sunday and Monday and cooler...

Brief tornado hits Johnston; wind causes fire in E. Iowa

May. 26, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — A tornado briefly touched down Monday evening in the Des Moines suburb of Johnston, uprooting trees and damaging traffic signals. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado Tuesday and noted that another severe storm caused a 67 mph wind gust in Newton, east of Des Moines. The...

The SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A, Monday, May 25, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch on May 27. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

May. 25, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch. A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, carrying a Dragon capsule with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station....

Flash flood warning for parts of south-central Nebraska

May. 25, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for rural parts of south-central Nebraska on Monday after up to 8 inches of rain fell in the region overnight. The weather service issued the warning for parts of Adams, Kearney, Buffalo and Hall counties, reporting that roads in...

Fire official: 20 hikers rescued from flooding in Virginia

May. 25, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

FORT BLACKMORE, Va. (AP) — Emergency crews on Monday rescued 20 hikers who had been trapped on a popular southwest Virginia trail after heavy rains caused flash flooding, according to a fire official. All of the hikers were rescued on trails around the Devil’s Bathtub recreational area in Scott...

Flash flood warnings in parts of Missouri, Kansas

May. 25, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The risk of heavy rain has prompted flash flood watches and warnings in several parts of eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Forecasters are calling for widespread rain and some storms, making for a wet Memorial Day. The National Weather Service offices in the Kansas City and...

Memorial Day is a washout across rainy South Florida

May. 25, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A weather system that dumped rain over much of South Florida on Sunday is expected to bring even more heavy rain to the area on Memorial Day. While beaches remained closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the rain will likely wash away any plans for outdoor activities for...

Debris falls from a row of damaged shops in Perth, Australia, Monday, May 25, 2020. There are reports of damage to buildings, homes, fences, electricity infrastructure and trees across Perth as a severe storm hit the coast and brought wind gusts of more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) per hour, officials said. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)

Severe storm lashes vast expanse of west Australian coast

May. 25, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power, buildings were battered and trees were uprooted as a vast stretch of the west Australian coast was whipped by a severe storm on Monday for the second straight day. No casualties were reported from what Acting Assistant...