Temperatures will remain near-normal from Sunday through midweek, with the next rain chance headed our way Wednesday and Thursday:
Right now it looks like the best chance of rain next week will arrive on Friday, but that’s so far down the line in the forecast it’s basically just informed speculation.
- Losses from this year’s extreme weather could come in at nearly half a trillion dollars — by far the costliest year for disasters in U.S. history.
- It’s not just our temperatures that will be chilly — the first Arctic blast of the year is diving toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
- NASA will launch a new weather satellite early next week.
- La Niña has officially returned, with a 65-75% chance of those conditions continuing through winter.
- La Niña events don’t bring the same kind of cold winters they used to, on balance. Climate change is warming them up.
- Climate change will make your coffee cost more and taste worse.
- Climate change remains a polarizing topic in the nation’s capital, and FEMA is caught in the middle.
- We finally know why Northern Africa is one of the driest places on Earth.
- Biologists have found out how long microorganisms can survive on Mars.
- Next year, the New Horizons probe will pass by an outer solar system object, giving us our very first glimpse of such a world. It doesn’t have a name yet, but you can make suggestions!
- A wake, some prayers and a little retail therapy: How NASA engineers mourn the death of a spacecraft (in this case, the end of the Cassini mission to Saturn).
- Dinosaurs might still be here if that asteroid hit almost any other spot on Earth.
- A scientific review reveals the police procedures that are most effective at reducing crime…and those that are least effective.