Fabio has withered away to nothing more than a ghost, but that's not stopping his remains from affecting California.
It is rare that rain from the remnants of tropical storms to affect the Los Angeles basin. The last time was with the remnants of Hurricane Dean in August of 2007 that made landfall in Santa Barbara. The rainfall from Dean caused minor flooding problems across Southern California.
The rain from Fabio will continue across portions of Southern California early today, while it expands farther north into central California and Nevada.
Bakersfield, Calif., received 0.02 of an inch of rain today. Rainfall in this portion of California is rare, especially this time of the year.
The impacts will be periods of rain and even a couple of heavier thunderstorms that could cause flash flooding problems.
For more detailed information on the impacts in Southern California, please see Ken Clark's blog.
Following a dry end to the holiday weekend, showers and thunderstorms will quickly return to the Northeast during the first part of the new week.
The unrelenting heat across the interior West will continue through the first part of the new week, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
After blowing through Guam over the weekend with up to 304.8 mm (12 inches) of rain, Chan-hom has its eye set on intensification as it tracks toward Japan's Ryukyu Islands and eventually east-central China.
A 21-year-old California woman died recently after contracting a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm bodies of water.
Severe thunderstorms will ignite from Minnesota to northeastern Colorado into Sunday night. Storms will extend from upper Michigan to northwest Texas on Monday.
An uptick in tropical activity is likely around Hawaii and then near the shores of Mexico as July progresses.
Southeast Louisiana (2005)
Hurricane Cindy approached SELA and made landfall around midnight on the 6th. An oil fig offshore recorded a gust of 100 mph winds. A 70 mph gust was recorded at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
DeSoto, NE (1871)
Tornado blew railroad cars off track; heavy hail.
Rapid City, SD (1891)
Hail killed 16 horses, and injured many others.