Tropical Storm Cindy is dumping flooding rain on the Gulf Coast before it even makes landfall.
Astronomical summer began just after midnight. The strongest solar rays of the year are felt across the Northern Hemisphere. Meanwhile, winter begins in the Southern Hemisphere.
The tropics are getting busy with two critters to follow; one moving into the Gulf of Mexico steering a lot of moisture into parts of the Southeast.
The heat is about to ease for a few days in Texas while it stays unsettled and muggy in the Southeast. Meanwhile, there are concerns in the tropics.
Hot and dry weather will persist over much of Texas and Oklahoma, the Southeast stays more seasonable with afternoon thunderstorms, and we'll keep an eye on two critters in the tropics.
Dangerous heat will build across the Southwest through the middle of next week putting some records in jeopardy.
Vivid colors in the sky as the sun slipped below the horizon in Dayton, Ohio, captured by "A.K. E." on June 15, 2017.
Innocuous cumulus clouds before growing into a fairly potent storm as they met the shore in Marblehead, Massachusetts, captured by "weaderman" on June 13, 2017
Rainbow-esque sunset in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, captured by "Corey K." on June 13, 2017
The Southeast will stay seasonably hot and muggy through this weekend with many places seeing afternoon thunderstorms. Back in Texas and Oklahoma, only a few storms will be seen in the next few days then it gets dry and very hot.