July 24th, 2014
10:46 AM ET

Was Weather a Factor for Air Algerie Flight 5017?

Air Algerie Flight 5017 disappeared from tracking radar early Thursday morning at around 2am local time.

The flight was approximately 50 minutes after its departure from Ougadougou, Burkina Faso in western Africa.

During that time period, thunderstorms were observed to the north of the airport and along the flight path to Algiers, Algeria.

CNN's Indra Petersons examined the weather that could have impacted the plane and the source of these storms.

Satellite at the time that the plane went missing from radar.

Satellite at the time that the plane went missing from radar.

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July 15th, 2014
10:37 AM ET

Dangerous Storms and Colder Temperatures Could Be Headed Your Way

The weather story of the week continues to be cold temperatures that do not resemble summer.

While Chicago reached 80° yesterday, the high might not reach 70° today.

The cold air is moving further south and east, reaching Atlanta and New York City tomorrow.

Ahead of the chill, strong storms could develop in the Northeast today.

Another round of thunderstorms will threaten with damaging winds and heavy rain from the Mid-Atlantic to New England.

While the strong storms with the cold front should diminish tomorrow, the story of the chilly air will not be done.

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July 14th, 2014
12:14 PM ET

Where's Summer? A Cold Weather Blast in July

One of the hottest months of the year will receive a dose of cold weather this week in parts of the country.

An unseasonable dip in the jet stream will usher chilly air in the Midwest early this week and reach parts of the Northeast and South by Wednesday.

Parts of the Upper Midwest will dive into the 40's.

Temperatures will be 10-20° below average for this time of year.

Ahead of the cold air, strong storms will bring heavy rain to parts of the Northeast.

CNN's Jennifer Gray explores the impacts of the July chill in the video above.

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July 11th, 2014
01:27 PM ET

Cold Blast to Hit Next Week

Temperatures far from typical for summer will cover a lot of the country next week.

The jet stream in the upper levels of the atmosphere will take a dip far south, ushering cold air to the Midwest and Northeast

The Upper Midwest could see lows as cold as the 40s Tuesday morning.

Highs will be 10° to 20° below what is average for July.

The pattern has an interesting connection with Typhoon Neoguri that impacted Japan this past week.

Indra Petersons explains the "why" behind the deep chill.

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