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WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — At least 22 people were killed and rescue crews searched desperately Sunday amid shattered homes and tangled debris for dozens of people still missing after record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee.

Most of the week ahead looks like a continuation of recent trends -- summerlike warmth with 80s highs to start the week, even dotted with weirdly out-of-season pop-up storms, followed by sogginess brought in by another tropical system. But it also looks like the caboose on the sticky, soggy, summer train, as a strong cold front brings in cool, dry air by the weekend, with some 40s lows, and reinforcements next week to finally bring autumn to Southwest Virginia in force.

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In the next few days, in this newspaper, there will most likely be images of turgid rivers chewing trees and bridges, of boats plying through residential streets turned into canals, of suffering and anguish amid the brown muddy water dumped by Hurricane Florence.

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The heat is pulling back but the stickiness remains the remainder of this week. The chance of showers and storms is also on the increase, as disturbances slide in from the northwest and a front dances back and forth north and south across Virginia the next few days. 

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When I pulled in with my family to a hotel in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on the evening of April 15, gusty winds were whipping rain sideways with mid-30s chill as we were beginning to learn just how destructive tornadoes had been much closer to home in Danville, Lynchburg and Amherst County.

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Twitter account for Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor was mostly a collection a retweets until early Sunday evening.

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