Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the South Central United States
After Erika brings heavy rain and locally gusty winds from Hispaniola eastern Cuba into Friday night, the system will move toward the Bahamas, the Keys and South Florida this weekend.
As many as seven tropical cyclones were churning throughout the world this past week, while smoke from wildfires across the Pacific Northwest led to poor air quality across the region.
Summer conditions will return to the Northeast and Midwest this weekend after a fall-like cooldown earlier this week.
On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina left the city of New Orleans in ruin and turmoil. Since that fateful day, no area of the city has seen its struggle become more closely associated with Katrina’s wrath than the Lower Ninth Ward.