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. TvNYC

    Debt ceiling deal should give everyone at a break on the stock market losing streak. Although, I expect the market to have quite a few swings I'm calling for the market to post gains today. The stock picks I'm buying today are; (jwn, msft, nov, ffiv, slg, c)
    The heat is relentless and it will be dragging south after August 6th, expect some high levels of humidity that will cause quite a few tornados throughout the Midwest to the southeast. Danger zone will be Wichita, KS; Evansville, IN, & Birmingham, AL.
    Global warming? You best believe it. Expect a rainy and cool autumn, with winter approaching early November lasting through early March 2012. Snowy and cold from northwest to Midwest to just north of Philadelphia, PA. Spring of 2012 will be one to remember as far as nice weather comes along. Extreme weather means global warming!

    Mubarak is one evil person, once he is found guilty he will be electrocuted and face Lord Jesus and His Heavenly Father. What happens up there is up to Them, but I do believe everybody deserves a second chance and this is why I love God!

    Syria is just a mess and Damascus is going to get worse and worse until NATO steps in and helps out.

    I love America!

    August 3, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. TvNYC

    Also I'd like to point out that the hurricane season will last through early December but will weak and will only have to worry on the Florida and South Carolina. Take care America!

    August 3, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    @tvnyc: you said august would be cooler. Shenanigans!

    We're about to start rationing water..

    August 3, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. nancyakin

    I know it sounds weird to say, but cruise ships can outrun any hurricane. Of course they never put themselves in a position where they would have to do that, but it's good to know – anyway. http://bit.ly/n1GZKs

    August 3, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    I think Mubarak is just misunderstood. Maybe if he (ahem )STARRED in an exercise video people would see him in a different light.

    August 3, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. TvNYC

    @leeintulsa,
    I said the summer was going to be hot and dry back in late May. My predictions were right. I did say that the summer will end early. There are signs that it will cool off. Southwest will be the last place to cool off since the ridge is pushing slowly southward. Take care leeintulsa.

    August 3, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    @leeintulsa:

    That's EVIL shenanigans!
    I hope y'all get some relief soon...

    @raven:

    LMAO!
    As an aside, don't you find it curious that the minute these dictators are caught, their health takes a nosedive?
    I wonder, if he still at Egypt's helm, would we still be hearing about what a frail old man he is?

    August 3, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    @my sista: Exactly! Like how guys in prison faithfully read the Bible.

    August 3, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. fernace

    Thanks TvNYC for that marvelous update & forcast! Better than most news stations! We're having a heat advisory in Austin, 106 degrees today, & a call for energy conservation & water rationing! I agree with your global warming pronouncement, hard to believe some1 would disagree, but you know it's coming! I hate to admit it, but I'm finding a bit of humor in Mubarak being wheeled into court, literally on his deathbed, to deny charges that will bring him a death sentence! Just admit what you did, Hosni & get it over with, already, you're not gonna make it through this!I like Ravens excercise video idea, "Hosni & Hugo stay fit with Richard Simmons!" 🙂 Y'all stay cool, have a great Wednesday!!

    August 3, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. TvNYC

    @fernace- your very welcome!

    August 3, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. Curious

    WE'RE SO EXTREME IN THE U.S., EVEN OUR WEATHER IS EXTREME! GIMME' ANOTHER MOUNTAIN DEW, DUDE! WHOOOOOOO!

    August 3, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I'll send Mubarak a gift subscription to FLEX.

    August 3, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ CSnSC:
    Were your business computers affected by Operation Shady RAT, the possibly Chinese spying?

    August 3, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO )

    On the Radar?

    Wake up CNN. Hello.
    Casey Anthony has been ORDERED TO RETURN TO FLORIDA. Oh wow!

    August 3, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. CSnSC

    All fine so far, no obvious hack. Now just waiting on the solar storm to screw up the critical devices; direct tv and cel phone.

    August 3, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
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