Rain will spread across much of the eastern U.S. into the second day of December 2015.
A train of storms will slam into the Northwest United States well into next week and perhaps through much of December.
Downpours will continue the threat for flooding across parts of southern India this week.
Tens of thousands will gather in rainy and mild conditions at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, for the 83rd annual Christmas tree lighting.
Rain will spread across much of the Eastern states into the second day of December 2015.
Snow will linger across parts of the northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as December begins.
Following several days of dry weather, a weak area frontal boundary will bring rainfall to northern France Thursday night into Friday.
As the Northern Hemisphere plunges into winter, the night sky will come to life with several notable astronomical events throughout the season.
Dry and mild weather across Germany on Thursday will be followed by rain in the north on Friday.
Studies show that heart attacks increase in December and January each year.
The strongest El Nino in 50 years will unfold this winter and significantly alter the chances for a white Christmas across the country.
Alta, Utah (1951)
64.0" snow, greatest single snowstorm in state's history (2nd-7th).
Chautauqua Co., NY (1966)
54" of snow from Lake effect storm.
Casper, NY (1982)
22" of snow. 4" shy of the record for all of December.