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Remnants of Harold to dump rain in Southwest
Tropical Storm Harold made landfall in Texas on Tuesday. The storm quickly weakened after moving inland, but the remnants are expected to bring heavy rain to the Southwest on Wednesday. There is concern that this rain could lead to flooding in a swath that stretches from Utah to West Texas, with southern New Mexico and West Texas seeing the highest risk.
Hurricane HQ: Atlantic remains active with Franklin, 2 other systems
Forecasters are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Franklin in the Caribbean as it moves closer to Hispaniola. Flooding rain is expected in the Dominican Republic. Up to 6 inches of rain is possible across Puerto Rico.
There are two other areas in the Atlantic being tracked. Both are in the open waters of the Atlantic, far from land.
Historic Hilary creates optical illusion that floods the internet
Hurricane Hilary set all kinds of records during the storm’s historic trek across the western U.S. Four states set records for the amount of rainfall received from a tropical storm or its remnants. California was hit hard by flooding caused by all that rain. In fact, images of a flooded Dodgers Stadium went viral. Turns out, it was just an optical illusion.
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