On the Radar: Extreme weather, debt deal fallout, Mubarak trial, Syria unrest
Tropical Storm Emily is moving toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti in the Caribbean Sea.
August 3rd, 2011
07:36 AM ET

On the Radar: Extreme weather, debt deal fallout, Mubarak trial, Syria unrest

Tropical Storm Emily - The government of the Bahamas issued a tropical storm watch in preparation for Emily, the storm that continues to churn toward the northeastern Caribbean, according to the National Hurricane Center. Emily is expected to strengthen slightly before moving over the Dominican Republic and Haiti by late Wednesday.

Post-deal market watch - Tuesday saw the Dow's biggest one-day loss in two months as double-dip recession fears run rampant. What will Wednesday bring? Also, CNN correspondents look at some of those who likely will get squeezed by the debt-ceiling deal: hospitals, airports, job-seekers and students.

Heat wave - Wednesday's forecast calls for a high temperature of 111 degrees in Oklahoma City, where the record high, 113, was set in 1936 during the Dust Bowl era. The heat wave, now in its second month, is responsible for record-setting electricity use in Texas, dozens of deaths across the U.S. heartland and a steady browning of the landscape.

Mubarak trial - An ailing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a Cairo courtroom on a stretcher Wednesday. He is the first Arab leader to face a judge since the uprisings started in the region this year. Mubarak, 83, faces the death penalty if found guilty of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

Syria unrest - A besieged Syrian city at the crossroads of the country's growing unrest now faces choked-off communications and a looming humanitarian crisis. The western city of Hama has been cut off from wireless and landline communications after tanks and armored personnel carriers rolled in, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    it's hot here in kcmo...

    August 3, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. CSnSC

    @RUF, 91 this morning here but temp rises until sundown. Dont think the AC has shut off in a month.

    August 3, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. IKE

    They need to stop having kids out there practicing football in a 100+plus heat, they need to put them Old Men in jail. They are trying to re-live their glory days, no one is going to hird them coach on the next level.

    August 3, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. JB

    i really am sorry for everyone going thru the heatwave n stuff..thats a rough depressing situation..my condolences go out to all the people who lost their lives from this unfortunate natural occurance

    August 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TvNYC

    That's too bad CNN keeps deleting our comments. CNN sucks balls! Delete that @$$ holes

    August 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    It's only about 82 here today...but the humidity is still a b!tch!
    It's like breathing through a wet, hot washcloth...

    @TvNYC:
    I live around Chicago.
    What's your forecast?
    I find that you're more accurate than Tom Skilling...
    And, I notice they didn't delete your balls comment yet...

    August 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TvNYC

    Chicago will be sunny for the next few days. It will be comfortable and pleasant starting today. Sunday may get humid and rain overnight. The weather pattern is slowly changing for the Midwest. As this happens it will bring rain in late august with cold front coming down from Canada. September looks to be dry and less humid. There could be another few hot days here and there but the real hot hot days are behind Midwest and are sinking southward. I am a little worried about southern central states; (Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas) as this relentless heat is caused by a blocking high pressure. Days are getting shorter and starting in two weeks Barrow, Alaska seems to be getting near te freezing mark making it cool enough for it to cause a cooler storm around late august with temperatures below average. It will be a rainy October and very cold winter ahead for the windy city.

    August 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Climate is all topsy turvy folks. Unprecedentat drought in most of US. Persisting heatwave. Dallas I heard today is a record 110.
    Even tropical storms are drying up on landfall.

    August 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    On Mubarak's trial.
    I hope this ruthless dictator gets what is due. Though Israel, S.Arabia & the pro-Israel lobby had done all they could to keep him propped up in Egypt. The likes of Liebermann & McCain would have gotten away with it if the Egyptian people had not held fast.

    August 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    @TvNYC:
    Thanks!
    A very cold winter?
    Poop!
    Are you reading "Poor Richard's Almanac"?
    Lol!

    August 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mmmmm

    I'm gonna wear my pajamas and bring my bed to work...and when my boss ask what in the hell I'm doing, imma tell him I'm dying and in a coma. If any customer dared to ask me for help, imma gonna lay in my bed and just stare and blink my eyes at them.

    August 3, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mmmmm

    Yep, she should all show up to work wearing our deathbed look like Mubarak...

    August 3, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. s kel

    Mmmm you sound like a coworker of mine at work in the firehouse that does exactually what you described.

    August 4, 2011 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. hossam

    the end of US empier

    August 29, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
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