Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the interior western United States into the upcoming weekend.
Repeating and slow-moving storms will raise the risk of flash flooding and damaging winds over the northern and central High Plains into early Friday morning.
Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.
Smoke created hazy, orange views in Los Angeles on Saturday as the Sand Fire continued to rage less than 40 miles away from the city's downtown.
Summer calls for extra precautions when spending time outdoors, including taking proactive measures against mosquitos, ticks and other pests.Read Story >
The stench of rotting flesh will soon permeate the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) as a rare plant known as a corpse flower continues to bloom and releases an odor similar to that of putrefying flesh, botanists say.Read Story >