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.
The late-season swelter will continue along much of the Atlantic Seaboard through the week as tens of millions head back to school and work.
Tropical Storm Dolly has formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche and will continue its west-northwest path during the next couple of days.
A second volcanic eruption occurred on Sunday morning in Iceland in the same area that had one on Friday.
Severe thunderstorms will threaten holiday festivities across parts of the Midwest and central Plains to close out the extended Labor Day weekend.
While flooding is a threat, monsoonal rains will be beneficial for most areas across northwest India this week.
Gusty winds, large hail and power outages occurred Sunday into Monday morning in the north-central United States.
Mecca, CA (1950)
126 degrees - highest ever for U.S. in Sept.
East Coast (1775)
Matecumbe Key, FL (1935)
Labor Day Hurricane hit Florida. Pressure at Matecumbe Key dipped to 26.35"/892.3 mb. Most intense hurricane ever to hit the U.S. with 200-mph wind. Tide of 15 feet; 408 dead.