Zeta likely hurricane before hitting Yucatan, heading for US

MIAMI (AP) — A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek.

Californians see power shutoffs as winds, fire danger rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Californians lost power as utilities sought to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires and the fire-weary state braced for a new bout of dry, windy weather.

New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta gradually strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and forecasters said it would likely become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days.

Rain chances eager to return soon

With our next storm system ready to come out of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains, we'll see this bring another good surge of cooler to colder air back into the region as the new week gets underway. With plenty…

Tropical Update - October 24, 2020

While the latest look at the Tropics shows a quiet Eastern Pacific, the Atlantic Basin is showing us two systems to keep an eye as we venture into a new week. Hurricane Epsilon is working across the northern Atlantic as…

Car wash forecast - October 25th-27th

The car wash forecast for the next 3 days isn't looking very promising as we start a new week out. While we stay dry under mostly cloudy skies to start Sunday out, our next system could start to bring in…

California girds for most dangerous fire weather of year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California, which has endured its worst wildfire season in history, is bracing for the most dangerous winds of the year, a forecast that prompted the largest utility to announce plans to cut power Sunday to nearly 1 million people to guard against its equipment sparking new blazes.

PG&E may cut power to over 1 million people in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric may cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday.

Thursday Afternoon Planner

We could put up a record high temperature for October 22 mif we make it up to 85 degrees in Joplin, and we're only 3 degrees away from that mark here at the noon hour. But the warmth is very…

Tropical Update - October 21, 2020

The latest look at the Tropics shows a quiet Pacific Basin once again while we keep an eye on a few areas in the Atlantic Basin. First, a trough of low pressure is still located in the western Caribbean Sea…

Car wash forecast - October 22nd-24th

With our last warm front to the north of us, we'll stay dry and warm under partly to mostly sunny skies all across the area for Thursday. If you need to give your car a bath, we rate Thursday as…

T-storm chances for early Wednesday

With our warm front returning and working across the area on our Wednesday, it will bring scattered rain and t-storms across the area through the overnight and into Wednesday morning. Fortunately, the t-storm chances won't be an all day event.…