The forecast in Washington State is for hot and dry weather through Tuesday. Meanwhile, officials step up patrols and public education, as firefighters struggle to contain five wildfires.
Concerned about the threat of major mudslides in Oso, Washington, officials considered buying out property owners. But homebuilding was allowed to continue, raising questions of liability.
Yet another winter storm trucked along the East Coast on Monday, plunging much of the region into a now familiar duel with low temperatures and heaps of snow.