It has been a busy week thus far in the tropics.
Monday was quite a busy day in the Atlantic Basin with the formation of both Tropical Storm Sandy and Tropical Depression 19. By Tuesday, T.D. 19 had been upgraded to Tropical Storm Tony as it moved northeastward well east of Bermuda.
Tony will instead track to the northeast over the open waters of the Atlantic through midweek, remaining a weak tropical storm.
The lifespan of Tony may be over before Sandy even emerges from the Caribbean and reaches the Bahamas. A non-tropical storm over the north-central Atlantic Ocean should absorb Tony by late week.
Tony's remains could still bring enhanced rainfall to the Azores this weekend.
A dry weekend is in store for the Pittsburgh area before a warmup moves in early next week.
A rain-free weekend is in store for the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area, ahead of a surge of warmth for the middle part of next week.
A rain-free weekend is in store for the Washington, D.C. area, ahead of a surge of warmth for the middle part of next week.
Much of the weekend will be free of rain for the Boston area, ahead of a surge of warmth for the middle part of next week.
A rain-free weekend is in store for the Philadelphia area, ahead of a surge of warmth for the middle part of next week.
Bone-chilling air, rain and even some snow will impact the Great Lakes and Northeast this Halloween, while warmth prevails in the Southwest.
Caribou, ME (1990)
19 consecutive days of measurable precipitation.
Ashford, CT (1758)
"The 25th day of Oct., 1758, a very stormy day of snow, the 26th snowed all day, storm held from Friday night until Saturday morning." by Ebeneser Byles, Town Clerk of Ashford.
Tampa, FL (1921)
Hurricane "most destructive/highest tide," pressure 28.81"/975.6 mb, winds 100 mph, tide 10.5 feet, six dead and $3 million damage.