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Strong to Severe Thunderstorms May Bring Excessive Rainfall to the Southern U.S. Saturday

Marginally severe thunderstorms capable of strong wind gusts and hail will be possible Saturday across much of central Texas, and during the afternoon across parts of the Southeast U.S. Heavy rain from thunderstorms may bring isolated flash and urban flooding, along with new and renewed rises on rivers and streams throughout East Texas and the lower Mississippi Valley. Read More >

The growing season across Southern Alaska is nearing its end in most places, though for some has already ended. Here are some highlights for the fall season so far based on the towns and cities labelled in the graphics:

Anchorage International: The only station listed that hasn't dropped into the 30s yet this season. The normal date for getting into the 30s (39º or less) in Anchorage is September 5th.

Talkeetna: The town furthest behind its normal date of the first frost. Talkeetna has yet to have their first frost (or even come close).

King Salmon: The town furthest ahead of its normal date of the first frost. King Salmon got down to 32º way back on August 22nd, more than 2 weeks ahead of its normal first 32 degree or lower reading.