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Tropical Storm Cristobal expected to stay offshore

Tropical Storm Cristobal expected to stay offshore

MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to move northward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.

The storm's maximum sustained winds Monday morning increased to near 60 mph. The National Hurricane Center says gradual strengthening is expected and Cristobal could become a hurricane in the next few days.

As of 11 a.m. ET, Cristobal is centered about 120 miles east-northeast of San Salvador Island in the Bahamas and is moving north-northeast at 2 mph.

Phoenix-area roadways deluged by flash floods


PHOENIX (AZCentral) -- Heavy wet storms blew through parts of metro Phoenix on Tuesday morning, closing Interstate 17 in a river of mud and trapping motorists, as authorities responded to multiple water rescue scenes involving stuck drivers elsewhere.

Meteorologists say the heaviest of the storms has passed but that rain is expected to fall into the early afternoon, and residents of Black Canyon City, north of Phoenix, were advised to prepare for evacuations from rising waters. A mandatory evacuation order was issued for the River's Edge Trailer Park by 11 a.m. and a shelter at Canyon Elementary School was expected to open by noon.

Rock slides were also reported in the area, according to Yavapai County officials.

The rains, flooding and debris forced authorities to close or restrict traffic on nearly two dozen roadways in Maricopa County on Tuesday morning.

Cold front bringing nicer weather

Cold front bringing nicer weather

A cold front has moved through the Atlanta area and changing our air mass in north Georgia and metro Atlanta.

This front will bring us some drier air and slightly cooler air.  We will have mostly sunny skies Wednesday with afternoon highs up to 87. It won't feel as bad though since the humidity levels will be lower. Thursday will be even better. We are giving in at 11 on the WIZometer with a morning temperature of 66 and an afternoon high of 86 with sunshine. We will stay dry through most of the weekend. A slight chance for rain returns on Sunday. Rain chances will go up Monday and Tuesday.

Will clouds ruin your view of tonight's meteor shower?

Will clouds ruin your view of tonight's meteor shower?

The skies should clear up after midnight for tonight's Perseid meteor shower, typically one of the year's best treats for skywatchers, but the bright moon might dampen the show.

The skies should clear up after midnight and before dawn on Wednesday, according to 11Alive Chief Meteorologist Chris Holcomb. However, the bright moon will make it difficult for people to see the shower.

To find the meteor shower, look in the constellation Perseus, which is just to the left of the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters constellation, in the northeastern portion of the sky.

Double hurricane threat for Hawaii

Double hurricane threat for Hawaii

A hurricane that beat the odds is poised to roar across Hawaii on Thursday, blasting the island paradise with heavy rains, damaging winds and hammering surf.

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CODE ORANGE Air Quality Alert issued again

CODE ORANGE Air Quality Alert issued again

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert is in effect for Atlanta today.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division has issued the warning which means the air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Under Code Orange conditions the outdoor air is likely to be unhealthy for children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease.

You should limit outdoor activities during the late afternoon or early evening when ozone concentrations are highest.

Bertha now tropical storm, and weakening

Bertha now tropical storm, and weakening

MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Bertha continues to weaken as it moves northward in the Atlantic, posing no direct threat to the U.S. East Coast.

The storm's maximum sustained winds decreased to near 50 mph (85 kph) Tuesday evening with even more weakening expected over the next two days.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Bertha is centered about 415 miles (665 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda and is moving north-northeast at about 21 mph (33 kph).