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The severe storms knocked out power for thousands in the Midwest during the Fourth of July weekend.
Millions of Americans experienced severe weather, including extreme heat alerts and air quality warnings across multiple states.
On Sunday morning, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for several counties in the Chicago area. By midday, suburban areas had received up to 6 inches of rain, according to the service.
The severe storms knocked out power for thousands in the Midwest. As of 6 p.m. ET, over 55,000 power outages were reported in Illinois, according to poweroutage.us. There were also over 64,000 power outages in Indiana and over 62,000 in Missouri.
By Monday morning, power had been restored to about 14,000 in Illinois, 30,000 in Indiana and 11,000 in Missouri.
The storms cleared out smoke that drifted into the region from wildfires burning in Canada, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning those smoky conditions are headed to Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut next.
Meanwhile, several southern states have been hit with an oppressive heat wave, which is being blamed for at least 14 deaths.
These extremely hot, dry conditions are expected out in the western U.S. through July Fourth, raising concerns about fireworks sparking wildfires and worsening air quality.
Those concerns have prompted some cities to do away with traditional fireworks shows. Salt Lake City, Utah, instead opted for its first-ever drone light show.
In neighboring Colorado, the city of Boulder is doing the same thing, with their first drone show scheduled for this week.
A handful of cities in California also opted for the more environmentally friendly alternative.
NOAA weighs in on whether El Niño will persist into the winter and what impacts that would have.
As Ophelia weakened, a new tropical storm named Philippe was brewing in the Atlantic, 1,175 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.
The storm made landfall near Emerald Isle at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday with winds close to 70 mph, later subsiding to 40 mph.
The state Education Department banned the technology following a report that facial recognition risks violating students' privacy and civil rights.
If you're not able to get to a place where you can see this eclipse, the next total solar eclipse is April 8, 2024.
Lawmakers will primarily focus on assessing whether the safety and maintenance of the electrical grid in Lahaina met the required standards.