In the south, dangerously high temperatures prevail, thousands remain without electricity

The Texas power grid operator on Tuesday urged residents to voluntarily throttle power as record demand in the system was expected as a heatwave kept large parts of the state and southern U.S. in triple-digit temperatures. On the last day of spring, the stifling heat in the south felt more like the middle of summer, … Read more

Heat triggers major storms and power outages in southeastern US

Meteorologists warned people celebrating Father’s Day outdoors to take precautions as triple-digit temperatures across much of the southern U.S. prompted heat warnings, sparked thunderstorms that blacked out power from Oklahoma to Mississippi and whipped up winds that ripped through Arizona and New Mexico lead to a risk of forest fires. A suspected tornado struck near … Read more