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The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to GeorgiaFormer Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for southern Georgia. Nestor made landfall earlier Saturday on Florida’s northern Gulf Coast as a post-tropical cyclone after losing its tropical storm status.



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US weather: 'Bomb cyclone' expected to lash northeast with fierce winds and rain

US weather: 'Bomb cyclone' expected to lash northeast with fierce winds and rainA potential bomb cyclone is expected to hit the Northeast of the US Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Boston.New York City, Boston, and Maine will be affected, among other New England locations. It follows last week’s storm in the same area, which brought strong winds to beach’s along the East Coast.



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Heavy rain, locally severe storms to soak the central US this weekend

Heavy rain, locally severe storms to soak the central US this weekendTropical moisture streaming into the central Plains from the tropical systems in the East Pacific Ocean will help to fuel severe thunderstorms and downpours across the region this weekend.Drenching rain developed across the Dakotas and northern Minnesota Friday evening and continued into Saturday morning as a storm system began to strengthen over the region.Residents woke up to flooded roadways as over four inches of rain fell in Fargo, North Dakota, Friday night. Radar-estimated rainfall shows similar rainfall totals across much of the area.Fargo, North Dakota normally receives 2.05 inches of rain through the month of September.More showers are expected to develop across North Dakota through Saturday afternoon, while locally severe thunderstorms can produce hail and gusty winds in parts of Minnesota. While the heavy rain is not expected to be as widespread as Friday night, any quick downpour can increase the risk for flash flooding across the rain-soaked area.Farther south, the central Plains will be on alert for severe thunderstorms and rounds of heavy downpours into Sunday.The storm system over the northern Plains will pull tropical moisture from Lorena and Mario, near the western coast of Mexico, into the central Plains. At the same time, the system will bring a cold front into the region.Showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop from southern Iowa and northern Missouri through central Kansas into Saturday evening as the front approaches the warm and humid air over the area."Storms that fire up later Saturday will have the ability to produce flash flooding, hail, damaging wind gusts and there could be an isolated tornado," stated AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys. The biggest threat for tornadoes will be when storms first develop, but downpours, hail and damaging wind gusts will continue to be a threat into the evening hours."Those who are attending any high school or collegiate sporting events should play heed to all weather warnings and take shelter when told to do so."Motorists traveling on Interstate-35 and Interstate-70 in these areas should be aware of changing weather conditions, decreased visibility in times of heavy rain and ponding on roadways.While the severe storm threat will be gradually diminishing after sunset, showers and storms will continue the risk for flash flooding as they expand from Oklahoma and Kansas into northern Illinois through Saturday night.On Sunday, occasional downpours will once again soak much of the same areas as the cold front will be slow to exit the central Plains. But as tropical moisture is pulled farther north, drenching rain is forecast to spread into Illinois, Iowa and Michigan.Flash flooding will be most common in areas where the front stalls and brings multiple rounds of heavy rain to end the weekend. "This will have the ability to produce widespread rainfall totals of 1-3 inches with the AccuWeather StormMax™ of 6 inches," added Roys.Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri and Oklahoma City are forecast to be in the heavy rain area.Spectators heading the Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday will need to be aware of possible road closures due to flooding and pack rain gear for the game.A line of locally heavy showers and thunderstorms along the cold front will begin to push south out of the central Plains Sunday night, while the bulk of the tropical moisture fueled rain spreads into parts of the Ohio Valley.The storm system will move toward the Northeast on Monday and drier air will settle into the northern and central Plains for the start of the work week.



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Tropical Storm Humberto Brings Heavy Rain to Hurricane Dorian-Ravaged Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto Brings Heavy Rain to Hurricane Dorian-Ravaged BahamasTropical Storm Dorian is hitting the Bahamas just days after Category 5 storm Hurricane Dorian. Here's what to know about its path.



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Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit BahamasTropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian. The US National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, was passing Saturday evening about 70 miles north of Great Abaco Island, one of the areas hardest hit by Dorian. Humberto was moving away from the Bahamas on a path taking it well off the east coast of Florida this weekend and early next week, the NHC said.



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Another storm is threatening to hit the Bahamas and Florida with tropical storm-force winds and heavy rain

Another storm is threatening to hit the Bahamas and Florida with tropical storm-force winds and heavy rainA tropical cyclone is headed for the Bahamas and Florida, tracing a similar pattern that Hurricane Dorian just took.



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Photos show the destruction Hurricane Dorian has caused in the Bahamas from a punishing storm surge, up to 30 inches of rain, and 185 mph winds

Photos show the destruction Hurricane Dorian has caused in the Bahamas from a punishing storm surge, up to 30 inches of rain, and 185 mph windsHurricane Dorian stalled over the Bahamas on Tuesday morning. Photos show the damage and flooding it's caused the islands.



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Hong Kong tense as weekend of protests begins with teachers' rally in rain

Hong Kong tense as weekend of protests begins with teachers' rally in rainOver a thousand Hong Kong school teachers braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations that some activists fear could see tougher police tactics on the city’s streets. Following the escalation in violence during the past few days, the demonstrations this weekend will provide a litmus test as to whether the protest movement can retain the broad support that it has appeared to enjoy. Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the “one country, two systems” arrangement that enshrined some autonomy for Hong Kong since China took it back from Britain in 1997.



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Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India, BangladeshFlooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the border in India and Bangladesh, officials said Sunday. At least 30 other people were missing in Nepal, either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since monsoon rains began pounding the region on Friday, Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said.



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Tropical Storm Barry is expected to hit parts of Louisiana with more than 3 feet of storm surge and 20 inches of rain — here's what that much water looks like

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to hit parts of Louisiana with more than 3 feet of storm surge and 20 inches of rain — here's what that much water looks likeNew Orleans has already been drenched in nearly 9 inches of rain, prompting a flash-flood emergency declaration.



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