Winds of 80 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour) knocked out electricity to more than 400,000 homes throughout Southern California and caused flights to Los Angeles International Airport to be diverted overnight.
Tropical Storm Katia, moving west- northwest across the Atlantic Ocean, is likely to strengthen into a hurricane tonight, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
A tornado touched down on the infield at Churchill Downs racetrack last night, damaging seven barns and a chapel, and freeing horses from their stalls at the home of the Kentucky Derby.
"Conditions as it's tracking close to the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean are certainly favorable for additional strengthening, and we would not be surprised if it gets close to hurricane strength by tomorrow morning as it nears Hispaniola."
- Brian Edwards on Jul 08, 2013