Several major international sporting events are ongoing, and another began this weekend as the Tour de France is underway in England.
The first stage took place Saturday in Leeds before ending 190.5 km (118.4 mi) later in Harrogate. On Sunday, stage 2 runs from York and will end in Sheffield, 201 km (124.9 mi) later.
As always, weather will be an important factor in the race, with a general west wind throughout the second stage along with a brief shower or two.
The west wind will force the competitors to deal with head, cross and tail winds varying from 4-10 kph (3-6 mph).
There will be a mixture of clouds and sunshine with no heavy rainfall is expected, but roadways could be wet at points throughout the stage.
The final stage in England unfolds on Monday, taking competitors from Cambridge to London. The weather pattern should not change much with clouds and sun, a shower or two and a light south or southwest wind.
Spain's Alberto Contador rides with his teammates during a training ahead of the Tour de France cycling race in Leeds, Britain, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Tour de France will start on Saturday, July 5, in Leeds, and finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 27. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
The Tour de France will shift back to France on Tuesday.
A storm will bring snow and ice that will lead to slippery travel along a 1,500-mile swath from northern Arkansas and Georgia to Maine early next week.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during Valentine's Day weekend.
A blast of arctic air will be accompanied by flurries and even a localized wall of snow in some communities in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest at the start of the Valentine's Day weekend.
Another round of significant lake-effect snow will develop late Friday and continue through the weekend across the Great Lakes.
The next windstorm to target Europe will narrowly miss the United Kingdom on Saturday before a cold snap settles in for Valentine’s Day and Monday.
Spring of 2016 could rank in the top 10 warmest on record for Canada.