Steady rain will return to the West Coast through Wednesday as a new Pacific storm pushes inland. This storm is not entirely potent and will actually weaken rather quickly as it moves inland.
The steadiest rain will dampen the Pacific Northwest and northern California Tuesday night, so the rain will not lead to flash flooding. Motorists should still plan on slower travel along Interstate 5.
Treacherous conditions are expected on the roads through the Cascades and Sierra as 3-6 inches of snow falls.
The rain will reach central California late Tuesday night but will weaken in the process. In fact, the band of rain will diminish so much that Southern California can expect dry weather on Wednesday.
Wednesday, however, will not be entirely pleasant in Southern California. Parts of the area will have to contend with gusty winds, the strongest of which will blow along the coast and over the deserts.
The winds may also whip through the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 late Wednesday, posing a danger to motorists. The winds will then shift to a more typical Santa Ana wind fashion Thursday morning.
While Hurricane Cristobal will track east of the United States this week, it will spread rough surf along much of the Atlantic coast and will have some direct impact on Bermuda.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
While the weather over much of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts will be free of rain this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather will reach across part of the Central states.
Though Hurricane Marie will weaken through this week, it will bring dangerous waves and rip currents to Southern California.
After several days of summerlike warmth and humidity, cooler and more pleasant air will return to end the week.
A disturbance gathering spin over Gulf of Mexico will drift onshore in Texas before the end of the week with drenching showers and locally gusty thunderstorms.
Miami, FL (1964)
Hurricane Cleo battered South Florida area, the first direct hit since 1950. Gusts to 135 mph, barometer 28.57 inches. Damage at $125 million.
East Coast (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria paralleled East Coast, causing serious flooding. It also spawned a tornado in Cape May County, NJ.
Cedoux, Saskatchewan (1973)
Largest hailstone ever recorded in Canada. This stone was 4.5 inches in diameter and weighed a pound.