AccuWeather.com's full-length 2015-2016 U.S. Winter Forecast is out now.
Joaquin continues its journey across the northern Atlantic toward Europe, where it is expected to impact Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A fall-like weekend is in store for the Northeast, after rain and thunderstorms will dampen the region on Friday.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
Oho will hit parts of British Columbia and Alaska with drenching rain, gusty winds and pounding seas before the week comes to an end.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
Beginning in the evening hours of Oct. 8 and continuing through Oct. 9, the peak of the Draconid meteor shower will become visible to eager stargazers.
The post-tropical remnant of Joaquin will take a southern track, landing ultimately in Portugal and northwestern Spain at the end of the week.
Choi-wan weakened to a tropical rainstorm, but that will not prevent northern Japan and neighboring Russia from facing strong winds, heavy rain and pounding seas into Saturday.
A strengthening storm system will bring the threat for flooding, mudslides and severe thunderstorms to areas from Italy into the Balkans later Friday into the weekend.
Fort Wayne, IN (1992)
Straight - line thunderstorm winds of 125 mph destroyed 5 homes and damaged 99.
Victoria BC (1997)
5,000 left without power as a result of an early morning storm.
Des Maines, IA (2000)
A barometer reading of 30.73" - a new October record.