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August 13, 2017 9:23 PM Rain chances increase to start work week & Tropical Storm Gert h

After a brief break in the rain for most of Acadiana on Sunday widespread scattered showers and storms will return Monday and Tuesday afternoon. However, it will still be another hot and humid morning on Monday as we will have a fair amount of sunshine pushing temperatures into the lower 90s with heat indices reaching 103-107. Tuesday looks to have a slightly 25

August 13, 2017 12:15 PM Tropical depression #8 forms east of the Bahamas

The fairly active tropical wave ('99-L') of the past 10 days or so has finally organized into tropical depression #8 & will soon be tropical storm "Gert". No change in the expected sharp turn to the north then northeast thanks to a weak but still significant upper level trough + surface cold front along the east coast of the U.S. This set-up will keep the tropical 64

August 10, 2017 12:19 PM Hurricane Franklin makes landfall on Mexico's coast

Hurricane Franklin roared ashore on a thinly populated part of Mexico's central Gulf coast early Thursday and began weakening as it pounded a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with rains and heavy winds. Franklin became the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Wednesday and hit north of Veracruz city as a Category 1 storm early 54

August 10, 2017 4:04 AM Hurricane Franklin nears Mexico’s coast for 2nd landfall

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Franklin roared toward Mexico’s central Gulf coast early Thursday, threatening to pound a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with torrential rains and heavy winds. Franklin strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Wednesday and its expected landfall on the coastline of Veracruz state 27

August 7, 2017 3:01 AM Tropical Storm Franklin Forms in the Caribbean; Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for Mexico

August is historically the beginning of the annual ramp up of hurricane season in the Atlantic, and right on cue, Tropical Storm Franklin has formed in the western Caribbean. Franklin is expected to be a rainmaker, but it has the potential to quickly be a wind producer too. A second area of lower pressures is being watched in the central Atlantic 23

August 4, 2017 10:32 PM Manchin dodges party-switch fallout

The West Virginia senator’s reelection bid is complicated by Gov. Jim Justice’s Trump-inspired flip to the GOP. The West Virginia Democrat’s path to reelection in 2018 was already the toughest of his career. Now, party-switching Gov. Jim Justice just complicated it even more. By defecting to the GOP in a show of unity with President Donald Trump in Huntington 17

August 4, 2017 9:00 AM Why flight attendants hate serving you a Diet Coke

One of the worst places for impatience to set in is on an airplane. When your dry mouth hits at a high altitude, it’s like a perfect storm for grumpy behavior. Some advice: don’t order a Diet Coke if you’re ever in this situation. According to a flight attendant on flight blog These Gold Wings, Diet Coke takes the longest to pour. The flight attendant 68

August 2, 2017 6:06 AM Storm in Germany kills 1 boy, hurts 4 as tree falls on tent

BERLIN – Police in Germany say one boy has been killed and four others have been injured when a tree fell on a tent during a storm. The boys were part of a group of 21 people, including four minders, who were camping out near Rickenbach, on the Swiss border in Germany's southwestern corner. News agency dpa reported that police believe a strong gust of wind brought 16

August 1, 2017 5:40 PM 'Land catfish' wriggles across road after tropical storm

Aug. 1 (UPI) -- An astonished Florida woman captured video of a literal fish out of water scooting across a road on its belly after a tropical storm. Stacy Jo DeMott posted a video to Facebook showing a catfish wriggling its way across a road during the Monday rain following a tropical storm in Bonita Springs. "Out in the rain investigating this bizarre 17

July 31, 2017 11:34 PM The Latest: Storm outages mostly in 2 Florida counties

Florida’s Division of Emergency Management says 7,800 homes and business remain without power because of a tropical system, and that they are mostly in Manatee and Hillsborough counties. The number of outages was up to nearly 18,000 in the early afternoon after Tropical Storm Emily began crossing Florida. Emily has since been downgraded to a tropical 12