National Weather Forecast

A system will continue to work east on Monday, bringing storms across the eastern half of the nation. Some scattered storms will also be possible in parts of the western United States. The heat bubble will continue across the Southern United States, with numerous Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings in place.

The heaviest rain over the next few days will fall in the eastern third of the nation, where some locations could see over 3” fall.

Several of the storms on Monday are expected to be severe, particularly in parts of the Mid-Atlantic where an Enhanced Risk of severe weather is in place. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats.


Wildfire smoke downwind affects health, wealth and mortality

More from Cornell University: “Smoke particulates from wildfires could lead to between 4,000 and 9,000 premature deaths and cost $36 to $82 billion per year in the United States, according to new research by Cornell, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) and the University of Houston. The study, “Quantifying the Premature Mortality and Economic Loss From Wildfire-Induced PM2.5 in the Contiguous U.S.,” was published June 1 in Science of the Total Environment. “We think of automobile tailpipes and factory emissions polluting our air,” said Oliver Gao, the Howard Simpson Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a senior author on the study. “We don’t necessarily think about air pollution from natural sources like wildfires. “Climate change is leading to weather extremes like more storms and hurricanes, but it can also lead to more wildfires,” Gao said. “The Quebec wildfires in early June affected human health hundreds of miles away in the distant cities New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington.”

Iowa meteorologist Chris Gloninger quits 18-year career after death threat over climate coverage

More from CBS News: “Chris Gloninger has spent nearly two decades reporting on the weather and the climate crisis. But on Wednesday, he resigned, citing numerous harassing emails and even a death threat over his reporting. Gloninger, the chief meteorologist for CBS affiliate KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa, has spent the past 18 years working at seven news stations across five states. But on Wednesday, the New York native tweeted that he now must focus on his “health, family and combating the climate crisis” in another way. “After a death threat stemming from my climate coverage last year and resulting in PTSD, in addition to family health issues, I’ve decided to begin this journey *now*,” he tweeted. “…I take immense pride in having educated the public about the impacts of climate change during my career.”

Multnomah County sues big oil, coal companies for $51 billion over deadly heat dome

More from Oregon Live: “Multnomah County has joined a slew of states and municipalities across the U.S. in suing the largest fossil fuel corporations and petroleum trade associations to recover costs associated with responding to extreme weather events linked to climate change. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Circuit Court, alleges the combined carbon pollution emitted by the companies over decades was a substantial factor in causing and exacerbating the 2021 heat dome, which killed 69 people in a county known for its typically mild summer weather. The complaint also asserts the companies have known for decades about the harmful impact of fossil fuels on the climate but chose to deceive the public about the effects – and continue to portray them as harmless to the environment.


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