Welcome to the Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather. It’s Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. Start your day with everything you need to know about today's weather. You can also get a quick briefing of national, regional and local weather whenever you like with the FOX Weather Update podcast.
Hurricane HQ: Hurricane Lee expected to rapidly intensify
In what continues to be the storm to watch, Lee strengthened from a tropical storm to a hurricane and is only expected to continue to rapdily intensify, starting later Thursday.
By the weekend, Hurricane Lee is expected to reach major hurricane status and bring gusty winds and rough seas to the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico.
And as we approach the peak of hurricane season, Lee isn't the only tropical system being tracked this week.
Summer keeps hanging on
The FOX Forecast Center says that widespread triple-digit heat has also returned to the Southern Plains, and dozens of daily record highs are expected to fall in the days ahead. ERCOT, Texas' largest energy supplier, issued a Weather Watch through Saturday warning that demand for energy will be high and moved into an emergency status on Wednesday.
SO METAL: NASA to visit metallic asteroid Psyche
A NASA mission launching in October will study the asteroid Psyche, believed to contain precious metals and clues to how planets form. Scientists believe Psyche is a metal-rich asteroid because of its density and the light reflected by the asteroid. NASA spacecraft will begin to send back the first images of Psyche in 2029.
Before you go
Here are a few other stories making weather news:
- At least 11 dead across Balkans as Greece's 30 inches of rain marks worst rain storm in country's history
- Dozens killed in Brazil floods as extratropical cyclone brings widespread devastation
- Earth sees hottest 3 months on record with unprecedented sea surface temperatures, extreme weather
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