NOAA has confirmed that the January-September 2016 period was the warmest such period on record for global surface temperature.
Most of the South looks tranquil and warm again for the next few days, though cooler air will keep trying to muscle in near the East Coast. A cold front will move in starting at midweek to produce limited rain chances for some. There are still some things to keep an eye on in the tropics, including a new tropical storm in the East Pacific.
A long duration Geomagnetic storm could bring auroras over the next three nights, perhaps even longer.
Susquehanna River on a fall day by "the view" on Oct. 19, 2016. To qualify, upload your weather photos to http://burst.com/accuweather!
Bright colors in California by "Larry Darwent" on Oct. 13, 2016. To qualify, upload your weather photos to http://burst.com/accuweather!
Update on major eastern storm into the weekend.
The Orionids peak tonight as the Earth passes through a stream of debris left by Halley's Comet. The shower is visible across the entire globe. Check viewing conditions and tips here.
Some bands of rain broke out in the I-95 corridor, the most important of which brought a batch of heavy rain to the New York City area between 8:30 and 10 a.m.