Latest Thunderstorms News

Storms produce possible tornadoes, flood roads and streets

Oct. 2, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thunderstorms with relentless rain has flooded roads in some parts of Wisconsin and spawned possible tornadoes. The National Weather Service will be inspecting damage in Wales, Fort Atkinson and Belleville Wednesday to confirm it was caused by tornadoes. Roofs were damaged, windows were...

Flash flood watches issued for parts of Nebraska, Iowa

Sep. 30, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain for parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa and issuing flash flood watches. The service says a slow-moving cold front will trigger thunderstorms and deluges. Up to 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) is expected Monday evening through...

Tornado, hail, snow as storms sweep through California

Sep. 29, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A tornado touched down in a California field as weekend thunderstorms swept through the central part of the state, dropping rain and dime-sized hail, forecasters said. Cellphone video posted online showed a towering vortex spinning Saturday evening near Davis. National Weather Service...

Flood watch for northern Illinois as more storms approach

Sep. 28, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PEOTONE, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service says more flash flooding is possible overnight in northern Illinois as another wave of thunderstorms arrives. The weather service's Chicago office has issued a flash flood watch for the Chicago metropolitan area, several other northern Illinois counties and...

NW Indiana braces for more heavy rains, possible flooding

Sep. 28, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Northwestern Indiana residents were bracing for more heavy rainfall after a wave of thunderstorms left streets and yards flooded in the region. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Lake County, Indiana, the adjacent Chicago metropolitan area and several...

More than 700 flights canceled in Chicago due to storms

Sep. 27, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 700 flights have been canceled in Chicago while severe thunderstorms raked portions of Illinois. WMAQ-TV reported O'Hare International Airport reported 656 flight cancellations by late Friday afternoon and Midway Airport reported another 65. Delays of nearly an hour and a half also...

The Latest: Officials say 4th death tied to Imelda floods

Sep. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A man found dead in his vehicle in southeast Texas after floodwaters receded is at least the fourth person to have died in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Imelda. Police in Beaumont said the body of 47-year-old...

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...

Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing after Dorian

Sep. 13, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends. They search amid alarming reports that 1,300 people remain listed as missing nearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian hit the northern Bahamas. The...