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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A deadly earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time Wednesday morning with tremors felt as far away as the capital city of Rome.
Tropical Depression Seven strengthened into Tropical Storm Gaston during Monday night with another system attempting to form near the Caribbean.
Following a fall-like start to the week, warmth and humidity will build over the northeastern United States prior to the weekend.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to reach Florida with gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms during Sunday and Monday.
The return of warmer and more humid air will trigger another round of strong thunderstorms across the central United States this week.
Hampton Roads, VA (1990)
Very heavy rain fell during the morning, causing widespread flooding. There was also 7.33 inches of rain at Virginia Beach. Between 4 and 5 inches of rain fell at Hampton Roads.
Cloudburst at Guinea, VA - 9.25 inches of rain in only 40 minutes.
Vostok, Wilkes Land, Antarctic a (1960)
About 1,176 kilometers from the Indian Ocean, the mercury fell to minus 127 degrees F (minus 88C). This was the lowest recorded temperature ever on the face of the earth, until July 21, 1983, when the temperature reached minus 128.6 degrees at the same location.