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Late season heat to build; temperatures in coming days to reach some of the warmest late August levels since 1953 29 Aug 2012 | 01:06 pm

By Meteorologist Tom Skilling Some of the warmest late August temperatures in over a half century appear headed this way Thursday and Friday.  Thursday's predicted 96-degree high would tie the reco.....

ASK TOM: What was the coldest daytime summer temp for Death Valley? 29 Aug 2012 | 09:52 am

Dear Tom, What has been the coldest recorded daytime temperature for Death Valley, Calif. during the summer? ---James Blake Robbins Dear James, Though noted for its scorching summer heat, with temper...

St. Simons sunset 29 Aug 2012 | 05:17 am

Thanks to Sam Yates for sending along this shot of a beautiful sunset taken on St. Simons Island off the Georgia coast. Photo by Sam Yates

Art-deco rain gauge 29 Aug 2012 | 05:13 am

Thanks to Craig and Dawn Nemitz for this picture of their colorful rain gauge which depicts a fall of nearly two inches of much needed rainfall last Sunday. Photo by Craig and Dawn Nemitz

It looks like a funnel, but it isn't 29 Aug 2012 | 05:06 am

Thanks to Bruce Wolfersberger of Shorewood for sending along this shot, which appears to be a funnel cloud but is really cloud shadows reflecting on a contrail. Photo by Bruce Wolfersberger

Tim's Weather World: Isaac could bring drought relief 28 Aug 2012 | 04:17 pm

Virtually the entire state of Illinois is experiencing at least a moderate drought.  More than 75% of the state is in an extreme drought and just under 8% in an exceptional drought.  Remnants from Isa...

Heat ahead; August 2012, with just 4 days remaining, to end as it began--hot! 28 Aug 2012 | 12:43 pm

By Meteorologist Tom Skilling Eight of the year's 43 daytime 90-degree or higher temperatures have occurred in August and two more are on the way late this week along with a return to more humid a...

Isaac's remnants likely to affect Chicago 28 Aug 2012 | 09:14 am

By Meteorologist Steve Kahn A strengthening Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to become a Category 2 100 mph-hurricane as it makes an expected landfall near New Orleans early Wednesday, seven years to...

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