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    More than half of Florida is in the crosshairs of what may become Tropical Storm Alex, which is expected to form Friday and become the first tropical storm of the season, according to the National Weather Service.  The storm is forecast to make landfall in Florida on Saturday morning.   This storm is comprised of the remnants of Hurricane Agatha, the weather system that lashed Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of around 105 mph.  Hurricane Agatha resulted in mudslides and flooding which killed at least 11 people and left 20 more missing.  The weather center said that the storm could result in coastal flooding of 1-3 feet above ground in the southwestern part of the state as well as in the Florida Keys. Metro Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach may also be impacted. Inland, up to 10 inches of rain is expected. Warnings are in place for possible flooding in Southwestern Florida, The Bahamas and Cuba Changing wind speeds from the Gulf of Mexico are likely to prevent the storm from becoming a hurricane Coastal area of flood could...
    DENVER (CBS4) – While it may seem like Colorado is seeing an excessive amount of snow and rainfall, climate experts told CBS4 all this moisture is what the state needs to help mitigate wildfire season and to help with water supply and a drought. “Don’t panic. These showers are a good thing,” said Peter Goble, a climatologist at the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University. “I think this storm was a good thing primarily from a drought stand point, and mitigating the probability of things like wildfires later on.” (credit: CBS) The moisture helps alleviate wildfire dangers by helping vegetation grow. The months of May to June tend to be the wettest time of the year for the state, however, Paul Schlatter, who works at the National Weather Service in Boulder, said all this water isn’t going to cause flooding concerns for rivers anytime soon. “We’re not going to see really hot temperatures, which if we did, snow would melt a lot quicker and flooding would be more of a concern,” Schlatter said. “The weather conditions are ideal for...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There is a threat of damaging winds, flash flooding and isolated tornadoes in the Philadelphia region Friday afternoon and evening. A broken line of strong-to-severe storms will cross the area between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. moving southwest to northeast. This same line of storms has produced tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings across North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. READ MORE: Radnor High School Currently On Lockdown Due To Bomb ThreatThe greater Philadelphia area has been placed under a slight risk of severe weather this afternoon and evening by the Storm Prediction Center. This is a level two of five and is usually accompanied by scattered severe storms and brief tornadoes. There is also a Flash Flood Watch in effect from 1 p.m. through midnight. Before all the extreme heat arrives next week, @TammieSouza is tracking possibly severe storms today. She’ll time it out for us at noon on @CBSPhilly. pic.twitter.com/eMxIQMugLx — Jan Carabeo (@JanCarabeoCBS3) May 27, 2022 There is concern that some of the storms may track over the same area for an extended...
    An active weather front is expected to bring heavy rains, potential flooding and thunderstorms to Maryland and Virginia this afternoon.  The National Weather Service has implemented a Flood Watch for the Baltimore/DC area and parts of Virginia from Friday, May 6 until Saturday morning.  NWS said increased risk for flooding could occur in the areas around the Cacapon River near Great Cacapon, impacting Morgan County in West Virginia.  Residents who live close to rivers, and other large bodies of water, should monitor the potential for rising water levels and prepare for more flood warnings.  In addition, NWS said severe thunderstorms could bring damaging winds and large hail especially to portions of south Virginia. The best timing for these storms is between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tornadoes are also a possibility.  NWS will continue to provide updates on weather conditions throughout the day. 
    The slow-moving storm pounding California with ice and snow has claimed at least two lives, officials said. In the early morning hours Thursday, Millbrae residents reported that standing water had accumulated under a rail overpass near the intersection of Hemlock Avenue and Hillcrest Boulevard. Det. Javier Acosta with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said two cars were trapped in the water, which he estimated to be at least 10 feet deep. It took officials several hours to drain the water, he said, at which point two bodies were found in one of the vehicles. “There was a heavy downpour,” Acosta said. “The fire department said the water was rising so fast it became dangerous even for them.” Central County Fire Department officials could not immediately be reached for comment. The National Weather Service in the Bay Area had issued a flood advisory warning residents of the potential for water on roadways and flooding in low-lying areas. The advisory expired Thursday afternoon, but officials said rain showers would continue over the South Bay, East Bay and...
    The potential for flooding in the Northwest has prompted evacuation advisories for some residents. In Washington state, flood watches have been issued for Whatcom County, Skagit County, Snohomish County and King County, according to The Seattle Times. In Whatcom County, residents in Sumas and Everson have been advised to voluntarily evacuate from their homes. “Life safety is our primary concern. Road closures begin as early as 4 a.m. Sunday," the alert stated, according to The Bellingham Herald. Whatcom County said in a news release that the Nooksack River, which flows across much of the region, is expected to crest in a moderate flood range. "There is uncertainty with how changes to the river channel and damages to the levee system may impact the flooding that results from this storm. Comparing data from past storms to what is predicted, the upcoming storm system appears similar to what occurred during the 2020 'Superbowl Flood,'" the county said. Steve Reedy, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, told the Times that most rivers in the region will likely reach a flood stage by early Sunday. Though flooding...
    EDGEMERE, Md. (WJZ) — People who live along the water in Baltimore County are bracing for the potential for more flooding in their neighborhoods overnight. “It was unexpected,” Ronald Wozniak of Edgemere said. “This weather was unexpected.” READ MORE: Heavy Winds & High Tides Flood Some Roads In Havre De GraceFrom Millers Island to Sparrows Point and Edgemere, water rose to levels not seen in decades. “The neighbors who have been here a long time say it hasn’t been this high since Isabel and in their lifetime that’s the only time it’s been this high,” Tyler Fields of Edgemere said. Those with homes on the water dealt with damage to their piers and flooding inside their homes. “I’m a little concerned about it coming into my house,” a Baltimore County woman said. “I’m just thanking God we have flood insurance.” Many of the roads in the area closed because of fallen trees. READ MORE: Decomposing Body Found In Vacant West Baltimore Home“You can only walk up and down here, vehicles can’t get passed,” Wozniak said. High water forced people to...
    Hi everyone! I wish I could tell you the forecast for today has changed since Bob Turk’s blog this morning. It has not. And now with cameras in place along the Bay we are already seeing flooding well before high tide in Annapolis due to wind-driven water. High tide at the Annapolis city dock is around noon. As we move through the day, and the high tide moves up the Bay, we are anticipating problems with not only the tide itself but winds pushing water toward the Western Shore. High tide in Eastern Baltimore County is just after 2 p.m., in Harford County near Havre de Grace the tide goes high near 5:30 p.m. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Watches & Warnings Issued For Most Of MarylandInland, the ground is still saturated from the couple of inches of rain earlier in the week. Add to that area-wide strong, gusty winds and you have problems with trees uprooting. Not to mention branches and limbs being pulled down by the leaves, still on them resisting that wind. Bare branches would be the best...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Hours before the storm and sandbags are in place. “Right now we have about 10 sandbags,” said Konrad Karandy. “Going to cover up the windows put some underneath the door just try to make sure we can do everything we can to keep the water out.” READ MORE: 'You Have To Pay Attention': Maryland AAA Worker Killed In I-70 Crash After Stopping To Change TireKonrad Karandy is the manager at Mission BBQ in Annapolis and he says they are getting things ready. “We’re prepping for the worst. My personal guess is four feet, something like that,” said Karandy. The National Weather Service is expecting one of the biggest coastal flood events of the past two decades. High tides are expected to be well above normal and strong winds will likely push even more water ashore. “We’ve already gotten sandbags out. We’re moving supplies that could potentially get wet,” said Sharon Mahaffey with Storm Bros. Ice Cream In Annapolis. Many shorelines in the area are under coastal flood warnings through Saturday. Signs scattered along the side of...
    HARFORD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Harford County Schools will be closed Friday due to the potential of coastal flooding, officials announced. Staff who can work virtually should do so. Othe staff should report to their building. All buildings will close at 12 p.m. Friday. Stay up-to-date with the latest forecast by downloading the WJZ weather app.
    DIX HILLS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — People on Long Island are preparing for the possibility Tuesday’s heavy rain could lead to severe flooding, especially in coastal areas. Officials spent much of Monday warning residents about the excessive rainfall. READ MORE: New Jersey Under State Of Emergency As Nor'easter Threatens Flood Prone AreasThe Long Island Rail Road said it will also be prepared for whatever comes. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran warned people to batten down the hatches. READ MORE: Storm Watch: Timeline Of Rare October Nor'easter Soaking Tri-State Area“We’ll be ready for the heavy rain and exaggerated flooding of these coastal areas, along with our North Shore as well. On the North Shore, as I mentioned thousands of residents are still repairing and recovering from Hurricane Ida,” she said. “Because of the strong winds, our residents should be ready for any possible power outages, as well. We know with strong winds come downed trees, which means downed power lines. So to report an outage or a downed wire, PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour number is 800-490-0075.” CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff spoke with a...
    NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – People in Nevada county are bracing for potential flooding in areas hit hard by wildfires. From fire season to rain, the county continues to be in mother nature’s crosshairs. “The erosion is probably going to be pretty bad,” speculated homeowner, Kevin Fatemi  “The main thing is the erosion it eats away at the foundation of homes and the hillside and sometimes it falls down on the road,” he said. READ MORE: Police Searching Driver Who Drove Off After Hitting Pedestrian In WoodlandHeavy rain expected this weekend is prompting people to prepare especially in the area where the River Fire destroyed 2,600 acres and dozens of homes and buildings. “I want to make sure my heating resources are ready to go like firewood up in the foothills here,” said homeowner Richard Bright. “We did check our drains and make sure our property is set properly,” said homeowner, Stephanie Owyoung. “It’s definitely a book-and-hot chocolate type of weekend for our family,” she said. Several sandbag locations are set up throughout the area to help homeowners protect their property...
    Heavy rain and flooding will be possible across the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes.   TROPICAL CYCLONE NICHOLAS REMNANTS POSE HEAVY RAIN, FLOOD THREATS Flood advisories on the East Coast (Credit: Fox News) An approaching cold front will also bring the risk for severe storms, with cooler air moving in behind it.  Dry, gusty offshore winds and rising temperatures are increasing the wildfire threat across Northern California.   Forecast high temperatures across the West (Credit: Fox News) The heat is also hanging on to the Southwest and Southern California.  SNOW POSSIBLE FOR PARTS OF WEST, METEOROLOGISTS FORECAST Tropical Storm Peter will pass north of the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico over the next few days.   Tropical Storm Rose (Credit: Fox News) Locally heavy rainfall and isolated flooding are both possible.   CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Closer to Africa, Tropical Storm Rose will weaken this week as it moves through the open ocean, while another disturbance off the coast of Africa will likely become a tropical depression by Friday.   Janice Dean...
    Areas still recovering from flooding and tornados caused by Hurricane Ida should expect more rain and gusty winds on Wednesday, the National Weather Service says. Heavy thunderstorms are possible in central and eastern Pennsylvania, as well as all of New Jersey starting Wednesday afternoon, the NWS and AccuWeather say. In addition to the potential for heavy rain tomorrow evening, there is also a conditional threat for severe...Posted by US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly on Tuesday, September 7, 2021"For the first time since Ida's catastrophic flooding, parts of the Northeast will have the potential for more downpours and gusty winds," AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean Devore said. The majority of areas expected to get rainfall could see total to amounts of less than a tenth of an inch. Areas that see heavier rains during thunderstorms could see as much as 1.75 inches of rain. The rain should clear out by Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, Hurricane Larry is not expected to impact the area -- save for some rip currents along East Coast shorelines, meteorologists say. Hurricane Larry's impact on the area will be marginal,...
    The U.S. will see an overall calmer weather pattern as we head into the Labor Day weekend. IDA REMNANTS BRING DEATH, DESTRUCTION TO NORTHEAST, DAYS AFTER STORM SLAMMED GULF COAST A cooler, drier air mass is forecast to settle into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic following the historic and devastating rainfall that caused incredible damage and loss of life.   Calm weather will continue through the holiday as people clean up.   National forecast on Friday, September 3, 2021. (Credit: Fox News) Still, it will take some time for rivers and streams to begin to recede. Showers and thunderstorms will move into the Central U.S. and Midwest, with the possibility for some severe weather conditions and heavy rain that could lead to flooding. BIDEN TO VISIT HURRICANE IDA DEVASTATION IN LOUISIANA ON FRIDAY Spotty showers and thunderstorms will also pop up along the Gulf Coast.   Temperatures are still warm with humidity making it feel even warmer over areas still without power from Ida.  Forecast Heat Index on Friday, September 3, 2021.  (Credit: Fox News) The West Coast, however,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City officials are warning people to stay inside as Tropical Depression Ida moves through with heavy rain Wednesday. A flash flood watch is in effect until 2 p.m. Thursday, and the Office of Emergency Management issued a travel advisory into Thursday morning. The Department of Buildings also ordered construction crews to secure their equipment. READ MORE: SEE IT: Bees Safely Removed After Swarming Midtown Light Pole CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST AND WEATHER ALERTS Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city could see 3 to 6 inches of rain. READ MORE: FDNY: Ozone Park Fire That Killed 9-Year-Old Boy Caused By E-Bike Battery Charging Inside Home “There’s going to be a lot of rain. You’re going to see those places that flood temporarily. Be careful,” he said during his morning briefing. “As per usual, don’t drive into a situation where there’s heavy water, deep water. That can be very dangerous. Don’t walk into that kind of situation.” TIMELINE: When Ida Will Impact Tri-State With Heavy Rain, Flooding Concerns The heaviest downpours are expected later Wednesday...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The region is bracing for Ida. Flash flood watches have been issued for our entire region. Flooding fears are sparking concern along the Schuylkill River. Crews are monitoring the water levels very closely because of the amount of rainfall we’re expected to get. READ MORE: Surfboats Sticking Around In Cape May After Lifeguard Norman Inferrera III Killed In Accident The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management says remnants of Ida could bring minor flooding on Wednesday. “It’s not like a snowstorm. Not everyone is going to see this. Flooding might only be a few blocks encapsulated around a creek or river or stream or low spot area, but it can be very quite serious for those that do experience it,” National Weather Service Senior Hydrologist Raymond Kruzdlo said. With the help of both federal and city partners, the National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly can now read river level information with a new gauge installed in the Schuylkill River at 30th Street. They say the gauge is there so they can track and monitor any potential flooding risks for residents....
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — As Ida moves North, Maryland is bracing for rain, wind and potential flooding in low-lying areas. Ryan Lamy owns Pip’s Dock Street Dogs in Annapolis and said his business floods often. “We first opened 12 years ago it was like ‘panic mode,’ but you figure it out down here on Dock Street; it’s a regular occurrence,” he said. READ MORE: Baltimore Ravens Announce Their 53-Man Roster, McSorely And McPhee Didnt Make The Team Hurricanes, tropical storms, even just the passing shower can cause nuisance flooding. In some cases Lamy’s entire restaurant has been water-logged. He said, “once the sidewalk is gone that’s pretty much it for the day. It comes into the building and we can get ankle-deep, shin-deep, I’ve had it knee-deep in here before.” The remnants and outer bands of Ida are expected to pass through Maryland Tuesday night and Wednesday so areas are starting to prepare. Ellicott City is also no stranger to flooding so parts of Main St and Maryland Avenue will be blocked off so cars won’t be stuck if the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After an active weekend tracking two tropical systems making landfall, it will be much calmer this weekend with only one area to watch in the eastern Atlantic which has a low development potential. Hurricane Grace made a second landfall in Mexico early Saturday with wind speeds of 125 mph, making it a strong Category 3 hurricane. This coming after it crossed over the Yucatan Peninsula last week. READ MORE: Over 100 People March To Domino Park On Calle Ocho In Support Of Cuba’s Fight For Freedom Heavy rain caused mudslides and flash flooding over a large area of central Mexico following landfall. The storm dissipated inland shortly after landfall with the last advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center Saturday afternoon. (CBS4) Hurricane Henri weakened slightly and made landfall as a tropical storm Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Rhode Island. The storm has since slowed and is expected to nearly stall over New England before being pushed east off the coast of Maine early this week. Flash flooding and eventually larger river flooding is expected over Northern...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The threat of Tropical Storm Henri was enough to have businesses in Boston’s Long Wharf boarding up. The New England Aquarium and its MBTA station were closed on Sunday, with flood barriers surrounding it. “We still have to wait for the high tide at 11, that really poses a problem for us sometimes because then you’re exposed to the wind, but other than that, not as bad as I thought,” said Justin Veiga at Boston Harbor Cruises. READ MORE: Tropical Storm Henri Makes Landfall In Westerly, Rhode Island Boston Harbor Cruises froze its fleet for the day. READ MORE: Henris Remnants To Bring One Last Round Of Heavy Rain To Massachusetts Monday And though the storm wasn’t as bad as initially anticipated, some waterfront businesses say the threat demonstrates a need for more city-wide proactive planning. “Thankfully it looks like we were spared from the brunt of the storm which is good, but it also serves as a reminder that we really need to adopt a harbor-wide resiliency and there’s a sense of urgency behind it,” said...
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island is gearing up for possible storm damage from Tropical Depression Fred. Crews are getting emergency vehicles ready to deal with potential flooding and downed trees. Fred’s been making its way up the coast from Florida with 70 mile per hour winds and a lot of rain. Web Extra: Click here for the latest forecast and weather alerts “We are expecting it to hit the Tri-State Area approximately 2 in the morning [Thursday] with at least heavy rains, particularly on Long Island. The problem is if this storm takes any turn to the east, we could be in for a significant amount more rain,” Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin said. Officials urge residents to have extra supplies on hand in case of flooding and power outages.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It’s going to be another scorcher Monday with scattered storms developing later and a chance of downpours & localized flooding possible. The morning started with a few showers  but the rain chance is highest Monday afternoon. READ MORE: Airborne Turtle Flies Through Cars Windshield On Florida Turnpike In addition, as highs rise to the low 90s Monday afternoon, it will feel like the 100s when you factor in the high humidity. A heat advisory is in effect for Glades, Hendry and Inland Collier counties since heat indices will range from 105 to 110 degrees. The heating of the day and return of deeper tropical moisture will lead to storms developing. Storms will be slow moving with the potential for heavy rain, localized flooding, lightning and gusty winds. Monday night, spotty showers and a few storms are possible. READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida A mid to upper level trough setting up across the Southeast U.S. in combination with plenty of moisture will lead to a higher rain chance Tuesday. Scattered to numerous storms will likely...
    BROOKLAWN, N.J. (CBS) — Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to make a big impact inland. Many communities are bracing for the flash flooding and downed power lines. A peaceful afternoon of fishing got packed up quickly as the sky darkened. READ MORE: EYES ON ELSA: Tracking Tropical Storm Elsa As Jersey Shore Prepares For Potentially Dangerous Conditions “Lightning and thunder? Oh no,” Jerry Allen said. Allen doesn’t mess around with that, and with the potential for power outages, he needed to get home to prepare. “As you can see, the water is really low right now. Normally, the water is all the way back there,” Allen said. Camden County officials say they lowered the level of Cooper River Lake to try and offset river swell. They also cleared storm drains. READ MORE: Letter Threatening Violence Against Cambodians In South Philadelphia Allegedly Written By 79-Year-Old Woman: Police In Brooklawn, homeowners that back up to the Delaware River marshland did what they could, just in case, like clearing gutters and setting up water barriers. “It’s just a couple boards put together and...
    FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Tropical Storm Elsa is moving toward the Tri-State Area after pounding parts of the South. The storm is expected to impact us tonight with rain, wind and the threat of coastal flooding. READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2s 7/8 Thursday Afternoon Forecast Long Island is spending the day getting ready for heavy rain and strong wind, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Thursday. It’s the calm before the storm. And it’s time to prepare for the first storm of the hurricane season impacting the area, officials across Long Island said. Storms drains on Long Island are being cleaned out to minimize potential street flooding from remnants of Tropical Storm Elsa on July 8, 2021. (credit: CBS2) In Hempstead, crews are gearing up for what could be a long, windy and wet night. The remnants of Tropical Storm Elsa could bring battering wind, heavy rain, plus tidal and flash flooding overnight. READ MORE: TIMELINE: What To Expect From Tropical Storm Elsa And When In The Tri-State Area Officials say don’t underestimate this storm. They noted Tropical Storm Isaias, the...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Tropical Storm Elsa could bring considerable rainfall to parts of the Tri-State area Thursday night into Friday morning.A tropical storm watch extends along the coast to Sandy Hook, New Jersey.RELATED: What the NYC area can expect from ElsaEMBED More News Videos Meteorologist Jeff Smith is tracking Tropical Storm Elsa. Flooding is possible with 1-3 inches and locally higher amounts expected, the National Weather Service said.Sustained winds ranging from 39 mph to 73 mph are possible, but forecasters expect winds will be on the lower end of that scale.Even so, damage is possible to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unsecured objects.Tree limbs can break off and some trees can become uprooted.PSE&G, already coping with outages from Tuesday's storms, is preparing to respond to whatever else brings."PSE&G has additional personnel ready to respond and we're performing system and logistics checks to ensure the availability of critical materials, fuel and other supplies. We encourage our customers to prepare as well," said Jack Bridges, PSE&G's vice president, Electric Operations.Customers should prepare, be cautious and stay alert to their surroundings during...
    (CNN)As rescue and recovery teams dig through the rubble of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, scientists and engineers are starting to consider what could have possibly caused the deadly tragedy.Among a long list of hypotheses: climate change. Sea level rise, higher storm surges and more frequent high-tide flooding are deteriorating coastal infrastructure above and below ground.Officials are still very early in their investigation into what caused the collapse, and initial signs point to potential issues at the base of the building, perhaps in its foundation, columns or underground parking garage. But some engineers are considering whether increasing exposure to saltwater could have played a role in weakening the building's foundation or internal support system. At the very least, experts say even the possibility should be a wake-up call to vulnerable communities across the United States: Climate change isn't a far-future threat; it's happening now, and with potentially deadly consequences.Florida is one of the states most vulnerable to climate change. Sea level in the Miami area, including Surfside, has risen roughly 7 to 8 inches since Champlain Towers South...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) – Public works crews in Newport Beach, Long Beach and other Orange County coastal communities were busy working Wednesday and Thursday, preparing for high surf and tides that have the potential to cause serious flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a “Beach Hazard Statement” for parts of Southern California for the next three nights. In Newport Beach, officials have barricades and caution tape set up near Balboa Pier to prevent residents from climbing to the top of berms, which are meant to protect parking lots and residential areas from the rising waters. Meanwhile, massive waves are crashing on the shore. “I have never seen the berms so high. If you look behind you, they’ve actually run out of sand,” Newport resident, Martin Derek, said. “The tide, I’ve never seen it like this in my whole life living here.” Derek said he still remembers last July 3 when high tides and unexpected swells grounded a sailboat and flooded the Newport Peninsula. “They just didn’t prepare for it. This year they’re doing a great job,” Derek said....
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) – Officials in Newport Beach worked Wednesday to shore up berms, primarily along Balboa Pier, in expectation of high tides and potential flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a “Beach Hazard Statement” for parts of Southern California for the next three nights. READ MORE: 3.2M Earthquake Strikes Near El Segundo The so-called king tides caused “serious flooding” in beach parking lots and some residential neighborhoods over last year’s July Fourth weekend, Newport Beach spokesman John Pope said. He also noted that while officials are concerned about high tides, “unusual wave action” is another factor. “You can get predictions on tides, but you can’t always on wave action and how it will behave,” Pope said. On average, the berms are 14 feet high compared to the 10 to 12 feet berms put into place last in 2020. The city also added a second berm as an extra line of defense. READ MORE: "The Only Thing Comparable Is Sex Trafficking": Top Most Shocking Court Statements From Britney Spears “So if it’s over-topped it won’t be right on the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Tropical Storm Warning for the northern Gulf Coast due to a disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center issued the Tropical Storm Warning Thursday which stretches from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Alabama/Florida border, including Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans. READ MORE: Investigation Underway After Shooting In Sweetwater The disturbance is likely to form into Tropical Depression Three or a Tropical Storm and bring heavy rainfall and flooding to the northern Gulf Coast. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. The forecast models are in good agreement that this potential tropical depression will stay in the western Gulf waters as it continues to move north. READ MORE: Grab The Bug Spray: Rainy Season Is Mosquito Season And The Blood Suckers Are Back Satellite imagery shows the bulk of the moisture lies on the eastern side of the system. So, regardless of development, this tropical disturbance will bring heavy rain to parts of Texas, the Louisiana Coast, and even parts of the Florida Panhandle through the weekend....
    An unsettled weather pattern has arrived in the region with the potential for strong storms with gusty winds and the possibility of flooding. The time frame for which is Thursday morning, June 3 until early Friday evening, June 4. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain, especially in the areas shown in dark green in the image above. The primary threat from the storm will be damaging winds, the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Statement issued early Thursday morning. The high temperature will be around 70 degrees Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms are likely from the morning through early afternoon, followed by a chance of showers for the remainder of the afternoon with more storms possible late in the afternoon through the evening. Between a half-inch and an inch of rainfall is possible during the day and evening Thursday. More showers and spotty storms are possible on Friday, June 4, which will be a mostly cloudy day with a high temperature in the mid 70s.  Saturday, June 5 will be mostly sunny and warmer, with the high...
    An unsettled weather pattern has arrived in the region with the potential for strong storms with gusty winds and the possibility of flooding. The time frame for which is Thursday morning, June 3 until early Friday evening, June 4. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain, especially in the areas shown in dark green in the image above. The primary threat from the storm will be damaging winds, the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Statement issued early Thursday morning. The high temperature will be around 70 degrees Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms are likely from the morning through early afternoon, followed by a chance of showers for the remainder of the afternoon with more storms possible late in the afternoon through the evening. Between a half-inch and an inch of rainfall is possible during the day and evening Thursday. More showers and spotty storms are possible on Friday, June 4, which will be a mostly cloudy day with a high temperature in the mid 70s.  Saturday, June 5 will be mostly sunny and warmer, with the high...
    Dry air and much warmer temperatures have followed a damp, dreary Memorial Day Weekend marked by unseasonably cold temperatures. But it won't long before a new storm system arrives in the region, the time frame for which is Thursday morning, June 3 until early Friday evening, June 4. There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Wednesday, June 2 with a high temperature in the mid 70s. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain and gusty winds, especially in the areas shown in dark green in the image above. Local flooding and strong wind gusts are possible. The high temperature will be in the mid to upper 60s Thursday. Precipitation will continue at times during the afternoon and evening, along with the storm chance. Between a half-inch and an inch of rainfall is possible during the day and evening Thursday. More showers are likely on Friday, June 4, which will be a mostly cloudy day with a high temperature in the mid 70s. There could be more scattered thunderstorms, mainly from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. Saturday, June 5 will...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Brazos River Authority announced Monday, May 31 a single gate will be opened at Possum Kingdom Lake at 7:00 p.m. for a total release of 8,800 cubic feet per second. “Be alert for rising water conditions in the Brazos River,” the BRA said in a courtesy message. READ MORE: Texas Bill Could Result In Fewer Robocalls Communities along the Brazos River in Palo Pinto, Parker, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Bosque, and Hill counties may be affected. Increased inflow may cause additional gates to be opened. READ MORE: Slammed Skateboard Led To Fear Of Active Shooter At Dallas NorthPark Center; 1 Person In Custody For more details concerning gate releases, click here or go to the Brazos River Authority’s social media accounts. Actual flood conditions may vary significantly from the alert based on new or changed conditions; advanced alerts of changed conditions may not be possible. Anyone  concerned about flooding or the potential for evacuations, should contact their local sheriff”s offices. MORE NEWS: 4 Shot, 2 Killed At Texas Nightclub Overnight To determine the level of potential...
    Inmates at a Florida prison and residents in the surrounding community were evacuated over concerns about the potential collapse of a local reservoir. Approximately 345 inmates, a third of the inmate population at the Manatee County Center Jail, were moved over the weekend amid fears that potential flooding could leave the first level of the prison with anywhere from 1 feet to 5 feet of water. The prison moved the inmates whose cells were on the first floor, and although they originally planned to cram them in with the other inmates, they decided to move them to a different site. The prison also moved the medical wing to a higher floor to avoid any potential flooding. NASHVILLE FLOODS KILL AT LEAST FOUR, 130 PEOPLE RESCUED Officials have urged anyone in the evacuation area of an old phosphate plant at Piney Point to leave because of the recently discovered leak in one of the reservoir containment walls. As many as 300 million gallons of wastewater is threatening to breach the reservoir and flood the surrounding area. A full breach could...
    MANASQUAN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Coastal flooding is a concern along the Jersey Shore as a major winter storm moves through the area. As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, high tide is expected around 10 a.m. Monday. TIMELINE: At Least 6 To 12 Inches For Bulk Of Tri-State, 18-24 Possible Northwest Of NYC Thousands of snow plows and salt spreaders hit New Jersey roads in full force Sunday. Woodbridge’s director of public works said he’s staggering his 300 employees’ shifts through Tuesday for the marathon storm. “With a storm this size, we’re going to have to keep all hands on deck here,” said George Brew. WATCH: CBS2’s John Elliott Shares Update On Snow Totals In Essex County, N.J.  School districts are making individual calls on snow days. Fourth grader Ahmar Burton is one of the lucky ones, even getting the virtual day off too. “It’s fun,” he said. “I get to play in it.” LINK: Check The Latest Forecast Gov. Phil Murphy said he’s “connected with all of the major utilities. There’s a high potential for power outages due to heavy snow and high...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — We are in alert mode because of potential flooding along the shoreline. Snowfall amounts will be low as brunt of storm stays north of the city. A Lakeshore Flood Advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday for most of Cook County, with a Lakeshore Flood Warning for northern Cook county and Lake County until 3 a.m. Sunday (waves as big as 10 to 14 feet are possible). A Lakeshore Flood Advisory will be in effect for northern Indiana until 9 a.m. Sunday. Strong winds will whip up big waves leading to some possible flooding. It will be blustery this evening with temps falling through the 30s. There will be light snow/flurries or drizzle/freezing drizzle early Saturday night and then some partial clearing. (Credit: CBS 2) A dusting to a few tenths of an inch of snow is expected. The precipitation will be changing to snow for most the afternoon, but changing over sooner well north and west of the city. A bit more accumulation is expected in our far northern and...
    As the U.S. approaches the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, forecasters are eyeing a developing storm system along the northern Gulf Coast. “A developing storm system tracking along the northern Gulf Coast Sunday will bring locally heavy rainfall, potential for flash flooding, and a few strong to severe thunderstorms across the south and southeast states,” the National Weather Service tweeted. In a note released early Sunday, forecasters said that moderate to heavy rain will spread from the Deep South to the entire East Coast over the next couple of days. Severe thunderstorms are possible across the southeast and the mid-Atlantic coast, they added. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: NOV. 29 Weather map showing the developing storm system. (NOAA/NWS) “Accumulating snow expected for parts of the Ohio Valley into the central and southern Appalachians later on Monday into Tuesday,” the National Weather Service said. In the West, a wave of moisture is expected to reach the Pacific Northwest later on Sunday. “Rain and wind will be on the increase near the coast while snow is forecast to reach into the interior...
    AUSTIN – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott placed numerous resources on standby in anticipation of potentially severe weather expected to impact the state throughout Saturday evening, according to the Office of the Governor. Officials said the storms are expected to bring moderate to heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding to south and southeast Texas. RELATED: Potential of showers and storms for South Texas through Saturday evening “As severe weather makes its way across the Lone Star State, Texans should pay attention to weather alerts and heed the guidance from their local officials to protect themselves and their loved ones,” Abbott said in a released statement. “These resources will help the state of Texas respond to potential flash flooding and keep our communities safe.” Officials said the Texas Division of Emergency Management placed the following resources on standby to support requests from local officials: Texas A&M Task Force One: Urban Search and Rescue Boat Squads Texas Parks and Wildlife: Swift water boat teams and aircraft with hoist capability Texas Department of Public Safety: Aircraft with hoist capability Texas Department of Transportation:...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Forecasters advised of potential minor coastal flooding Monday morning along low-lying areas of the California coast due to astronomical high tides. Advisories were issued by the National Weather Service for coastal areas north and south of San Francisco and Monterey bays and the on the Big Sur coast. Forecasters said the advisories might be extended through Tuesday morning’s high tide. In Southern California, a beach hazards statement was issued for the Orange and San Diego county coasts for Monday and Tuesday mornings. Astronomical high tides occur due to the alignment of the pull between the sun, moon and Earth. Sometimes referred to as “King Tides,” they occur naturally and are predictable. The California Coastal Commission has a King Tides Project website to explain the phenomenon.
    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Following two 1,000-year flooding events in Ellicott City in just the span of two years, more help has been set up to help residents in case of another major flooding event. A team from the University of Maryland Baltimore County has developed a rapid flood warning system for the town called Flood Bot. The program, which got funding from the National Science Foundation, saw a dozen sensors installed in 2019 to detect and monitor water levels in the Patapsco River and other critical flood points close to and around the Old Ellicott City downtown area. Those sensors can send alerts via Twitter if flooding is imminent. RELATED COVERAGE: $20M To Be Allocated Toward Projects To Prevent Flooding On Main Street In Ellicott City, Officials Announce Four Years After The 2016 Flash Flood, Ellicott City Came Prepared For Tropical Storm Isaias Monday’s Heavy Rains Triggered Ellicott City Flooding Alarms For First Time, County Says Maryland Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Sends Tree Crashing Into Home, Leave Thousands Without Power Army Corps Of Engineers Presents Findings From Review...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — WJZ’s Sean Streicher is in Annapolis, where the rain is really starting to come down late Tuesday morning. He’s watching the city’s dock which is known for heavy flooding during storms. He said while the weather has intensified, the ducks don’t seem to mind, standing tall on the street so far! The city has some streets near the dock shut down to be safe, as the water pulls into the streets, but nothing major so far, Sean says. The city has also opened up the Hillman Garage for those worried about water damage to their cars in Annapolis. The rain is really starting to come down here in Annapolis. The city dock is traditionally known for flooding. pic.twitter.com/R1EuVeMAPW — Sean Streicher (@SeanStreicher) August 4, 2020 The Bay Bridge traffic remains held in both directions as there are wind warnings at Nice/Middleton, Hatem and Key Bridges. BRIDGE????STATUS: Bay Bridge traffic remains held in both directions. Wind warnings at Hatem, Tydings & Key Bridges. Nice/Middleton warnings ended. Policy detailed here https://t.co/UuSaI93qps #mdwx #mdtraffic — MDTA (@TheMDTA) August 4, 2020...
    (WJZ)- Tropical storm Isaias has made its way up the coast and the state of Maryland is beginning to feel its effects. With the worst of the storm expected to hit the state between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., most of the activity thus far has happened on the lower eastern shore with various tornado warnings issued already this morning. TIMELINE: When Will Isaias Reach Maryland? Maryland Emergency Management Agency Deputy Executive Director Chas is asking all to be vigilant as he expects those high winds and potential tornadic activity to happen throughout the state. “High winds, even some potential tornadic activity on the lower eastern shore moving up north and possibly northwest into the state. There have been some damages, mainly focused on the lower eastern shore right now,” said Eby in an interview with WJZ. “But, we expect that to continue throughout the state. We are asking people to be vigilant.” Hazards from Hurricane Isaias are affecting Maryland now. Right now, portions of the Eastern Shore and Southern Md. are under TORNADO watches or warnings, along with flash...
    NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) – People across New Jersey are preparing for Tropical Storm Isaias, which could deliver another blow to businesses, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Monday. The water was calm and people were relaxing at Sea Bright Beach, but Gov. Phil Murphy was warning people to take extra precautions and watch out for rip currents. Drone Force 2 flew over the beach, where the scene will be much different come Tuesday. “We prepare for the worst and we hope for the best,” said Jim Forsman, from the Sea Bright Fire Department. TRACKING ISAIAS: Check the latest forecast and weather alerts The fire department is rolling out its high-water rescue vehicles. “They can climb over any sand or obstacles that are on the road,” said Forsman. Isaias could potentially bring 70 MPH wind gusts to the Jersey Shore. Crews at Bay Head Beach were out removing lifeguard stands. Restaurants in Montclair, N.J. were preparing to do the same with their outdoor dining tables and tents. “We’ll definitely have to take these down,” said Pawel Wnek, who works at Ah’ Pizz. The...
    BALTIMORE, MD.  — Baltimore City officials are monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Isaias and are preparing for potential flooding Monday into Tuesday around the city. Residents are encouraged to prepare for possible flooding in areas near the Inner Harbor and other waterways, including near Thames Street in Fells Point, Smith Ave and Falls Road and the Clipper Mill Business Park. Cars should move to higher ground as soon as possible and secure all outside furniture and trash cans. Fells Point residents parked in areas prone to flooding are “strongly encouraged” to relocate their cars as soon as possible. The Caroline Street (805 S. Caroline Street) and the Fleet and Eden Garage (501 S. Eden Street) will be open from 12:00 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2020, until Wednesday, August 5, 2020, so that residents can park their cars in the garage at no charge to avoid possible flooding in the area. Residents will be asked to provide proof of residency at the garages, and they are urged to park on the upper-level floors. Space is limited and available on a...
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