People canoe down Lakeshore Drive along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain after it was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Barry. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
After a brief spell as a hurricane, Barry continued to churn a swath of flooding and torrential rain from Louisiana and Mississippi to eastern Arkansas.
Details: The National Weather Service issued flash-flooding warnings on Saturday for the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, as the storm brings with it torrential rain and potentially "life-threatening flooding" — which the National Hurricane Center forecast could continue into the middle of the coming week. On Sunday, Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on the storm and additional photos.
Barry was downgraded to a tropical depression over northwestern Louisiana Sunday. But the National Hurricane Center said there's "still a high risk of flash flooding" from heavy rain as it churns toward Arkansas, and forecasters issued several tornado warnings.
Details: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) told a news conference Sunday that first responders rescued 93 people, and he said hundreds of thousands were without power following the storm.
An "oppressive and dangerous" heat wave has gripped much of the U.S., with a large number of heat warnings in place this weekend, the National Weather Service says.
Details: As a cold front moved in to the Midwest Sunday, the NWS warned people on the East Coast to expect sweltering conditions to continue until Monday or Tuesday. Here's how some people are coping with the extreme weather, in photos.