After the warmest meteorological summer (June, July and August) on record, we have a taste of autumn in the air. Fresh snow can be seen on the Cascade peaks, the first of the season, which we call termination dust.
PHOENIX -- Tens of thousands of Phoenix-area residents and businesses, including a food bank, were without power more than 12 hours after a monsoon storm knocked down trees, damaged buildings and toppled a tractor-trailer on a freeway.
Saturday's storm will go into the record books as the strongest August windstorm on record. Folks from one end of our state to the other were still without electrical power Monday afternoon. At one point, more than a half million customers in Washington were without power.
ROSEAU, Dominica -- Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island.
MOSES LAKE -- For the first time in Washington state history officials are requesting assistance from volunteers with specific experience and qualifications to help battle fires that are currently ravaging areas in central and eastern Washington.
It appears our initial taste of autumn is still on track for Friday as a cold low pressure system begins its eastward migration. Rain will begin along the coast early and then be inland during the day Friday. The weekend looks wet, with periods of rain or showers.