While the Atlantic basin remains quiet, AccuWeather.com meteorologists are tracking a strong hurricane in the eastern Pacific.
Emilia, which reached major hurricane status late Monday, weakened a bit early Thursday morning moving westward across warm waters in the Pacific ocean, far away from any land.
Emilia has lost some intensity and become a Category 2 storm.
Fortunately, the strong winds and heavy rain associated with the hurricane will not impact any coastal locations.
The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center has the latest on the expected track and strength of Emilia.
Similar to Daniel this weekend, it is possible that leftover energy from Emilia could generate enhanced shower activity and large waves in the Hawaiian islands next week. However, what is left of the system by then will pale in comparison to the impressive hurricane spinning now.
Despite some weakening, satellite imagery from early Thursday morning continue to indicate a clearly defined eye with powerful thunderstorm activity located around it.
Emilia is following in the footsteps of another system that was once a major hurricane, Daniel.
Another fairly organized area of thunderstorms in association with low pressure located several hundred miles south of Acapulco, Mexico, has become a tropical depression as of early Thursday morning.
Expectations for storm strength with this system would certainly be high, as the next name on the list in the eastern Pacific is 'Fabio.'
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States next week with the potential for one of these to reach Southern California.
Colder weather, and in some cases, a taste of winter with snow will continue to invade the northeastern United States this weekend.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Damaging storms pounded the Pacific Northwest, while two powerful typhoons struck the Philippines within a four-day span.
Typhoon Haima made a second landfall in southeast China on Friday after leaving at least 13 dead in the northern Philippines.
Early season snowstorm brings 7-14 inches to many locations. (13 inches at West Yellowstone).
Oceanside, CA (1999)
A 50' boat missed the harbor due to a wall of dense fog.
New England (1761)
Southeast New England Hurricane -- "most violent in 30 years"-- thousands of trees uprooted in MA and RI blocking roads.