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A dazzling aurora was visible as far south as Kansas on Sunday night, thanks to an Earth directed coronal mass ejection solar flare that occurred on Friday.
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Roads turned into raging rivers in Ellicott City, Maryland, on Sunday afternoon when thunderstorms unloaded more than two month’s worth of rain in less than two hours.
Record heat will continue to bake the central United States and fuel severe thunderstorms through Monday.
While there can be a passing shower or thunderstorm, the steadiest rain targeting Charlotte, North Carolina, is expected to hold off until after Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600.
After Alberto makes landfall later this holiday weekend, the danger for flooding will continue to expand across the southeastern United States in the following days.
Governors of Florida, Mississippi and Alabama have declared states of emergencies ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto.
Following mainly dry weather early this week, damp conditions will make a comeback in the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes and Northeast as June begins.
While Alberto is expected to target the upper Gulf Coast this holiday weekend, the risk for major flooding in the southeastern United States may extend beyond Memorial Day.
Cyclone Mekunu made landfall on the Arabian Peninsula on Friday night, leaving six people dead in Oman and 30 others missing, according to local officials.