Typhoon Mindulle struck the main island of Japan on Aug. 22, causing 29 injuries and at least one fatality.
Tropical Depression Seven strengthened into Tropical Storm Gaston during Monday night with another system attempting to form around the northern Caribbean islands.
A deadly earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time on Wednesday with tremors felt as far away as the capital city of Rome.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will bring the potential for flash flooding and localized damaging wind gusts through Thursday.
Following a fall-like start to the week, warmth and humidity will build over the northeastern United States prior to the weekend.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to reach Florida with gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms during Sunday and Monday.
Intense heat will continue to build across France this week with temperatures approaching 38 C (100 F) in many locations.
One final surge of heat will encompass much of England and Wales from Tuesday through Thursday.
Highs are set to soar across Germany late this week as a long-duration heat wave takes hold of the country.
Typhoon Mindulle made landfall in eastern Japan, roughly 50 miles south of Tokyo, on Monday causing flooding and significant travel delays.
Hampton Roads, VA (1990)
Very heavy rain fell during the morning, causing widespread flooding. There was also 7.33 inches of rain at Virginia Beach. Between 4 and 5 inches of rain fell at Hampton Roads.
Cloudburst at Guinea, VA - 9.25 inches of rain in only 40 minutes.
Vostok, Wilkes Land, Antarctic a (1960)
About 1,176 kilometers from the Indian Ocean, the mercury fell to minus 127 degrees F (minus 88C). This was the lowest recorded temperature ever on the face of the earth, until July 21, 1983, when the temperature reached minus 128.6 degrees at the same location.