Ernesto Heads Toward East Coast

Extreme summer weather continues with heat, drought and storms.
3:00 | 08/02/12

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The National Hurricane Center is now -- a new tropical storm this evening -- nest -- which just formed in the Caribbean many parts of the US would welcome the drenching rain if that's what it brings. Meantime -- -- also the story tonight across much of the country Oklahoma City close to an all time record tonight. Meteorologist -- -- tracking it all let's begin with Ernesto late today that was bumped up to a tropical storm worse this thing. And this thing as too far away right now for -- -- to get that rain you're talking about but it will go through the Caribbean going through the weekend that want to show you exactly its path. Now places like Bermuda and Saint Lucia have tropical storm warnings right now -- by Monday it should become a hurricane and then we put Cancun in the Yucatan peninsula. On alert for the midweek that will be looking. Back -- -- all weekend long you were telling -- as we came on the air tonight more than two weeks to -- a triple digit heat in Oklahoma -- sixteenth day in a row from 100 plus that's just OKC but there's a lot of people outside of them that are also seeing this -- all because this high pressure system let me show you. It goes clockwise it presses the air down to the ground they have no clout have -- they have no rain and look -- -- -- through the weekend and I can see any -- -- -- 100 -- Sunday. Unbelievable and you saw this image that came in late today this is a Reza for in Indiana look at this supposed to be water -- -- -- lake. Instead grass -- the heat and drought worked hand in hand and unfortunately more than half the country now. Considered at a national disaster because of the -- unbelievable to busy tracking it all tonight senior through the weekend.

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