While currently churning just under 400 miles from Sao Miguel Island, Hurricane Gordon is on a path that would produce flooding rains and dangerous winds across the Azores.
The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center lists Gordon's exact position, along with the other latest statistics on the tropical storm.
Gordon was upgraded to a hurricane early Saturday morning, before strengthening further late Saturday afternoon into a Category 2 hurricane.
Gordon is expected to maintain its hurricane status through Sunday. However, cooler water and stronger wind shear that lie in Gordon's path will force the storm to weaken later Sunday or Monday.
The demise of Gordon will then come in between the Azores and Portugal during the middle of next week, but Gordon will put a fight right to the end.
Sunday night into Monday morning (local time, late Sunday into Sunday night EDT), the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center expects Gordon to slam the Azores with potentially flooding rain and damaging winds. Parts of the Azores could experience several hours of sustained hurricane-force winds with much stronger gusts.
Odds currently favor the eastern half of these islands enduring the worst of Gordon's fury, and a hurricane warning is in effect for these islands.
The center of Gordon, after crossing the Azores, will likely fizzle before reaching mainland Europe. According to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andrew Mussoline, "the demise of Gordon prior to reaching mainland Europe will prevent any significant moisture from reaching Europe."
While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should be able enjoy a snowy scene for the holiday.
People who are dreaming of a white Christmas across the interior Northwest may see their dreams come true this year as another storm impacts the region.
While snow falling around the Christmas holiday may create an ideal setting for celebrations, massive storms that have slammed parts of the country in the last decade have created mass chaos.
Rain and thunderstorms, some capable of producing severe weather, will affect much of the South from Tuesday into Christmas Eve.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring windy and wet weather to the British Isles and northern Europe.
A storm bearing gusty winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the East and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
New Orleans, LA (1989)
1" of snow.
Chicago, IL (1993)
Only 0.2" of snow to this point in the season an all time low for so late in the season.
Marquette, MI (2000)
113.3" of snow to this point in the season.