Two men traveling with stolen passports on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner were Iranians who had bought tickets to Europe and were probably not terrorists, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.More >>
The missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course over the sea, crossed Malaysia and reached the Strait of Malacca - hundreds of miles from its last position recorded by civilian authorities, Malaysian military officials said...More >>
A derecho is a long-lived squall line of thunderstorms that "bows" as it moves forward, meaning you see an arc instead of a straight line on the radar. This leads to widespread straight-line wind damage. By definition, the wind damage swath of a derecho extends at least 240 miles.
Will a derecho form Wednesday? It's very possible in the upper Midwest and Ohio valley, but we won't really know until the system develops. Regardless, severe storms are expected in that area, with wind damage likely, along with possible tornadoes.
In our part of the Carolinas, a stray storm is possible Wednesday, but the bigger story is heat. We're headed for the 90s everywhere outside the mountains. With the humidity, the peak heat indices (what is actually feels like), will peak in the mid to upper 90s.
Thursday will again be hot, and storms will be likely as a cold front moves into the Carolinas. There's a good chance some of these storms will reach severe levels and produce damaging winds.
Behind the front, we cool off a little—highs in the mid 80s for Friday and Saturday with mostly sunny skies and lower levels of humidity.