National Weather Forecast
On Monday we’ll be watching scattered showers and storms across the Southeast, with monsoonal storms in the Southwest. A frontal boundary will help spark storms – some strong to severe – in the upper Midwest. Storms will be possible in New England.
We could see several areas of heavier rain across the nation in the next few days, but most areas will see under three inches of rain through Tuesday evening.
More Than 130 People Dead in India After Monsoon Rains Lead to Flooding and Landslides
More from Gizmodo: “At least 136 people have died and more than 90,000 have been evacuated in the Indian state of Maharashtra after monsoon rains buffeted the area this week, resulting in devastating landslides and flooding, authorities told CNN on Saturday. Experts say that Maharashtra, one of the most populous states in the nation, hasn’t seen such a torrential downpour during the month of July in at least four decades, Reuters reports. As of Saturday, major rivers were still in danger of rising past their banks, while hundreds of villages remain cut off by floodwaters and debris.”
Boise neighborhood struggles with private wells drying up amid drought
More from KTVB: “With the vast majority of the Gem State experiencing some level of drought conditions, a neighborhood in southwest Boise is finding out how costly digging deeper for water will be. Over the last two months, Danielle Tiddy and her neighbors’ wells started going dry. They found out that it isn’t an isolated or cheap issue to fix in the area. Suez Water said the water wells were dug 50 years ago when the area was farmland and only go down 50 feet. Since then, the aquifer hasn’t been replenished due to development.”
The West’s Megadrought Has Ruined Some of the Most Iconic Trout Fishing in the U.S.
More from Earther: “If you’re planning to go fishing in Yellowstone National Park this summer, you better head out there in the early morning, because starting on Saturday, the park will be closing all fishing in rivers and streams each day from 2 p.m. until sunrise. The park said these new fishing hours, which will be in effect until further notice, will help protect its native fish population. This summer, those fish have been under serious stress due to hot water temperatures and low stream flows, both symptoms of the megadrought. Extreme heat waves that have rippled across the West this summer, worsening conditions even further. In a statement, park officials said temperatures in some of Yellowstone creeks’ and rivers have surpassed 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) and that water levels are approaching “approaching historic lows.””
– D.J. Kayser