Despite remaining well off the Southeast coast, Sandy still threatens to impact some people in Atlanta early next week.
Heavy and gusty rain squalls will graze the Southeast coast into this weekend before Hurricane Sandy slams into the Northeast Monday into Tuesday.
The sun will shine brightly in Atlanta Monday and Tuesday as a gusty and chilly breeze blows.
That breeze alone could lead to a minor flight delays, but many airline passengers at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport may actually find themselves stranded with Sandy to blame.
The Northeast is bracing for a historic event Monday and Tuesday as Sandy moves onshore with widespread damaging winds, flooding rain, severe coastal flooding and high-elevation snow.
The severity of the situation is sure to force airlines to cancel flights throughout the Northeast, including at the heavily-traveled airports around New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
The ripple-effect from these cancelled flights threatens to create a travel nightmare in Atlanta with airline passengers waiting for planes that are held up in the Northeast.
The flight backlog created by Sandy may take extra long to fix since the storm (which will no longer be a tropical system after Tuesday) may not fully exit the Northeast until next weekend.
Those flying to and from Atlanta next week, especially from Monday to Wednesday, should consider trying to reschedule their flight to this weekend.
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Several fast-moving storm systems will bring windy and wet weather to the British Isles and northern Europe.
Dangerously poor air quality will remain across northern India and Pakistan into the coming week.
While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should enjoy the desired snowy scene for the holiday.
AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will be in the 20s through midweek, but a cold front will drop those temperatures into the single digits by the end of the week.
Wet weather will be the theme for Seattle through at least the first part of the week.
Soggy weather will be the rule in the run-up to Christmas in the Atlanta area.
Des Moines, IA (1990)
Freezing drizzle with a temperature of -2 degrees F.
Portland, OR (1892)
27.5" of snow (21st-24th).
Richmond, VA (1942)
-1 degree F earliest ever below zero.