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The Latest on Tropical Depression Cindy (all times local):
Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia Friday afternoon and evening, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend.
We've been hearing so much about the debilitating heat gripping much of the USA, the epicenter of pain over the southwestern states. There is no sign of that heat sweeping into Minnesota anytime soon. In fact I see a continued cool bias for the next 2 weeks, no prolonged warming trend (80s or hotter for days on end) until maybe the second week of July at the earliest. We're making up for a very warm start to June, it seems. Details on Cindy, which has weakened, but continues to threaten much of the Mid South and Ohio Valley with flooding rains.
A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out residents of 400 additional homes, authorities said Thursday.
The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.