- As California wildfires rage, is this the new normal?
- Deadly storms bring torrential rains, hail and tornadoes to large portions of the South
- Severe weather impacts the East Coast
- Two people killed after tornado outbreak hits south
- Today marks the end to an uneventful Atlantic hurricane season for Texas
It’s Thursday, and it’s also National Telephone Day! There’s not really a connection to the telephone and today’s date, but it sure does play an important part in our daily lives. Maybe we can celebrate by skipping the text and, instead, making an actual phone call to someone.
After last night’s storms, look for lots of sunshine and low humidity. Temperatures will top out in the low 80s.
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