National Weather Forecast

A lot of the nation will be quiet on Sunday. We’ll be watching three main areas of precipitation: one in the Southwest due to an upper-level low, one in southern Florida ahead of a cold front, and a third from the Great Lakes to New England ahead of a front and due to some lake-effect rain.

The heaviest rain through Monday evening will be across portions of the Southwest and Southern Plains, where 1-3” could fall across portions of New Mexico and western Texas.


Mississippi River basin is getting wetter as climate change brings era of extremes

More from the Star Tribune: “In the early morning hours of July 26, many St. Louis-area residents awoke to floodwater filling their homes, or to the din of car alarms from vehicles overtaken by murky brown water. Too much rain was falling far too fast. The weather system dumped more than 9 inches on St. Louis — about a quarter of the city’s annual average — compressed largely within a few hours. That same week, torrential rain storms settled on Eastern Kentucky, where up to 16 inches fell and water rushed into people’s homes so swiftly that many didn’t get out in time. Forty people were killed in Eastern Kentucky. Two people died in St. Louis.Longtime residents in both regions, no strangers to severe storms and flooding, said they’d seen nothing like it before — and they’re right.

As Himalayan Glaciers Melt, a Water Crisis Looms in South Asia

More from Yale Environment 360: “Spring came early this year in the high mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan, a remote border region of Pakistan. Record temperatures in March and April hastened melting of the Shisper Glacier, creating a lake that swelled and, on May 7, burst through an ice dam. A torrent of water and debris flooded the valley below, damaging fields and houses, wrecking two power plants, and washing away parts of the main highway and a bridge connecting Pakistan and China. Pakistan’s climate change minister, Sherry Rehman, tweeted videos of the destruction and highlighted the vulnerability of a region with the largest number of glaciers outside the Earth’s poles. Why were these glaciers losing mass so quickly? Rehman put it succinctly. “High global temperatures,” she said.

Climate Risk Assessments Missing from 98% of Company Financial Reports

More from 24/7 Climate Insights: “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. If Mark Twain were commenting on today’s world, he might say, “Everybody talks about climate change, but 98% of the time, nobody intends to do anything about it.” He’d probably say it better. In any event, that may be the nutshell version of a new report published Thursday by Carbon Tracker, an independent financial think tank that analyzes the effect of the energy transition on capital markets. For its second annual report on the absence of climate risk assessments in financial reporting, Carbon Tracker reviewed the audited financial statements of 134 “highly carbon-exposed companies” and found that 98% of those companies failed to offer enough information to show how the companies consider the financial impact of “material climate matters.”


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