Summer Solstice: Longest Day of the Year as Northern Hemisphere Begins Summer

There's a cold front moving eastward, currently stretching from Michigan to the central plains. Beyond that, you can at least take comfort that with summer here, fall can't be far behind.

The Associated Press contributed to this story. has had the warmest spring since record-keeping began in the 19th century. And everything north of the Arctic Circle will get 24 hours of daylight today -- compared with round-the-clock darkness six months from now.

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