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Mudslides, waterspouts, and flash flooding are expected in already hard-hit areas.
As of Monday afternoon, the fire had swelled to 270,000 acres.
Weather models continue to show absolutely no rainfall until December 30th at the earliest.
Without rain, high temperatures will keep the smoke coming—and could spur new fire growth.
As of mid-morning on Tuesday, the fire was estimated at 45,000 acres, three times the size of Manhattan Island.
Record-breaking droughts, fires, and hurricanes have made the near-term effects of climate change a front-and-center issue across America.
The National Weather Service says the storm could be among the strongest ever recorded during the month of October in New England.
The Gulf Coast is preparing for the sort of rainstorm that is supposed to come only once in a lifetime.