Tropical weather lashes Gulf Coast with brisk winds, rain

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High winds and heavy rains buffeted coastal Louisiana and Mississippi on Friday as a disorganized and unpredictable tropical weather system churned through the Gulf of Mexico, forcing cancellation of Juneteenth celebrations in Mississippi and Alabama and threatening Father's Day tourism.

Enjoy a sunny and warm Friday - Mark

High pressure keeps us sunny and warm with upper 80s in the forecast. On Saturday, we will see a slight cool down with clouds and breezy conditions. Temperatures will be warming into the 90s next week!

EXPLAINER: What's behind the heat wave in the American West?

PHOENIX (AP) — Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits, toppling records even before the official start of summer.

Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U.S. West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decades-long drought.

After a perfectly average sunny day, the heat moves in - Mark

High pressure moves in and the heat comes with it. Today, temperatures are in the 70s, and on Thursday things will get sunny and rise into the low 80s. Friday, temps will be nearing 90 degrees and stay that way through the weekend. Summer officially starts next week and we'll see 90-degree temps!

Making hot sauce and working to save wetlands

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — As storms grow more violent and Louisiana loses more of its coast, the family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods.

US West swelters in record-busting heat, risking wildfires

PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming as a dome of high pressure hovered over a large swath of the region, pushing temperatures into the triple digits this week and intensifying the risk for wildfires amid a long-running drought.

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Storms moving out, sunny and warmer weather moving in - Mark

The front continues to move north and east with scattered showers remaining. Expect afternoon showers to clear overnight. Wednesday will be sunny and 75 degrees with 80s for end of the week. Father's Day weekend will be near 90 degrees and sunny.

It's going to be a noisy night for thunderstorms! - Kris

Don't be surprised if you get rumbled awake tonight by thunderstorms moving through the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area! There's a good chance of storms, including the potential for some strong storms capable of producing gusty winds, small hail and brief heavy rain.