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Tropical Storm Danny coming ashore in South Carolina. Photo: CIRA/RAMMB

The fourth tropical storm of 2021, Tropical Storm Danny, formed off the coast of South Carolina Monday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Why it matters: Tropical Storm Danny's arrival in June signals the season is off to an active start. On average, the fourth named storm arrives each year on Aug. 23.

The big picture: Danny is expected to make landfall later Monday, the National Weather Service forecast office in Columbia, South Carolina, said.

  • A Lake Wind Advisory has been issued for much of the state.
  • The storm has maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph, per the National Hurricane Center.
  • Residents of South Carolina and Georgia "should prepare for gusty winds, up to 3 inches of rain and minor storm surge," per ABC News.

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The winds within Jupiter's Great Red Spot are gaining speed

The Great Red Spot seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo: NASA/ESA/STScI

The winds of one of the most recognizable storms in the solar system — Jupiter's Great Red Spot — are speeding up.

Why it matters: This weather report for another world is possible because the Hubble Space Telescope has been keeping a close eye on the storm for more than 10 years.

Oct 6, 2021 - Science

European rainfall record set in Italy after 12-hour deluge

Flooding in the Liguria region of Italy on Monday. Photo: Liguria President Giovanni Toti/Facebook

Northwestern Italy has been hit by record rainfall from a complex of thunderstorms, triggering flooding and mudslides, per AP.

By the numbers: 29.2 inches of rain fell in 12 hours on Monday in Rossiglione, Genoa province, just south of Milan. That's a new, all-time European record, meteorologists noted Tuesday.

Biden: Jan. 6 Capitol riot "was about white supremacy"

President Biden speaks during the 10th anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial with Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden said Thursday that white supremacy motivated rioters who carried out the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Driving the news: "The violent, deadly insurrection on the Capitol nine months ago, it was about white supremacy, in my opinion," Biden said at an event commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington.