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Angry weather hits N. America

SATELLITE IMAGE of Hurricane Hilary moving up the coast on Saturday evening (NWS image).

A series of weather-related crises are unfolding across the United States and Canada.

The Associated Press is reporting that despite being downgraded from Category 4 to Category 2 status, Hurricane Hilary is moving strongly along the Mexican Pacific Coast.

It approaches the Baja Peninsula and will cross into Southern California late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Only one death has been blamed on Hilary so far, but dangerous flash floods, mudslides, powerful winds and power outages are still considered very possible.

At the same time, Canadian firefighters are involved in battling wind-whipped blazes across wide areas of British Columbia, while record high temperatures are broiling Oklahoma and Texas and the New England area is recovering after being hit by at least four tornados.

Philadelphia mass shooting strikes seven

One person is dead and six others wounded in a mass shooting early Saturday morning in Philadelphia.

According to United Press International, the incident took place around 1:30 a.m. and at least 38 shots were fired.

Five of the wounded are women, all in stable condition. There are no suspects or motives established, say police.

Halos split, Dodgers sweep double-headers

Both the Angels and the Dodgers won the first game of their double-headers Saturday, arranged to miss the heavy rains forecast for Sunday.

The Angels defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 with the key hit being Brandon Drury’s solo home run in the bottom of the fifth. The Rays got even with an 18-4 win in the second game.

The Dodgers scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to defeat the Miami Marlins 3-1. Singles by Austin Barnes and Mookie Betts – aided by a Miami fielding error – provided the runs. They swept the doubleheader by the same score of 3-1.

Check back later for our Sports Final and results for the second games.

The Los Angeles Rams lost 34-17 to the Las Vegas Raiders in a pre-season game at SoFi Stadium.

Weather: LA-OC area Bracing for Hilary

HURRICANE HILARY. a tropical storm, is coming to Southern California (Shutterstock).

All of Southern California is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Hilary, the first tropical storm to hit the area in half a century.

In our West Orange County area, the first rain is expected to begin falling with showers around 4 a.m. That should turn full rain by 5 a.m. continuing until 7 a.m. on Monday. The heaviest rain is expected to hit from 3-4 p.m. Sunday.

Highs will range during the day from 77 to 79; 66 to 69 overnight.

Tuesday is forecast to have partly cloudy conditions, which should continue through the coming Saturday.

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