A large storm will negatively impact travel around Boston Wednesday due mostly to heavy rain and high winds.
Temperatures will surge to unusually warm levels as the storm approaches and strengthens.
The bulk of the storm by Wednesday will bring heavy rain and the risk of flash and urban flooding, slow travel on the highways and broadening flight delays.
Water building up on roadways will increase the risk of vehicles hydroplaning while traveling at highway speeds. Wind-driven rain will greatly reduce visibility.
The heavy rain, wind and accompanying low-hanging clouds could lead to lengthy delays at Logan International Airport.
The strongest winds Wednesday could lead to downed trees, power outages and minor property damage. South to southeast winds can gust between 50 and 65 mph.
There is also a concern for coastal flooding as the strong winds push water shoreward for a time Wednesday. This will be mostly a problem where the onshore winds occur locally during the high tide cycle.
Temperatures will fall below freezing Wednesday night. In some locations, mainly west of the city the rain can end as a bit of snow or flurries. As a result, some untreated wet areas can freeze before completely drying off.
Dry, very blustery and much colder weather is forecast for Thanksgiving Day.
Hurricane Ignacio may enhance showers and stir rough surf for the Hawaiian Islands as it approaches next week.
After Erika brings heavy rain and locally gusty winds from Hispaniola eastern Cuba into Friday night, the system will move toward the Bahamas, the Keys and South Florida this weekend.
As many as seven tropical cyclones were churning throughout the world this past week, while smoke from wildfires across the Pacific Northwest led to poor air quality across the region.
Heat will linger in Eastern Europe for much of the fall season; meanwhile, the British Isles and northwestern Europe can expect a stormy end to the season.
As Hurricane Katrina barreled towards the Gulf Coast, peaking at Category 5 strength while feasting on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, meteorologists around the country prepared to deliver one of the most crucial and life-saving forecasts in history.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.
Anchorage, AK (1989)
A total of 9.6 inches of rain -- wettest August on record.