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.
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Choi-wan will strengthen through midweek then bring heavy rain and strong winds to northern Japan on Thursday and Friday.
An intense band of heavy rainfall will continue across South Carolina and far southeastern North Carolina into Monday, worsening the already historic flooding that is underway.
Heavy rain continues to fall over parts of the Carolinas, exacerbating the already historic flooding.
The U.S. Coast Guard has abandoned the search for a missing container ship but continues to search for any signs of life after the El Faro is presumed to have sunk.
An upper-level area of low pressure will slowly track eastward across the Southwest and produce rounds of showers and thunderstorms into Wednesday.
Jacksonville, FL (1991)
A total of 2.38 inches in 6 hours caused severe flooding; over 10 inches of rain fell during the past week.
Hawaiian Islands (1999)
12 foot surf on the south shores of islands; some roads and hotels were flooded.
Famous Pumpkin Flood on Susquehanna & Delaware rivers. High stage of 22 feet at Harrisburg; wet season culminates in heavy downpours.