Gusty winds will plague the east coast of Florida this weekend as an area of high pressure battles for positioning with Tropical Storm Patty, which will continue to spin near the Bahamas.
Winds will gust between 15 and 25 mph in Jacksonville today through Saturday with gusts up to 30 mph along the beaches. North winds offshore will average between 15 and 20 knots with seas of 3-5 feet and small craft are urged to exercise caution.
This rough surf will also lead to a moderate risk of rip currents at area beaches. Swimmers are advised to swim at lifeguard-protected beaches and to be cautious. If caught in a rip current, remain calm and swim parallel to the coastline. When out of the current, swim at an angle towards shore.
Conditions will improve along the coast on Sunday with diminishing winds as the high builds into the Atlantic Ocean and Patty dissipates near the Bahamas.
The threat of severe weather will shift east into Tuesday night with storms set to erupt from South Dakota to Texas.
More heavy rains and flooding problems in southern Brazil, northern Argentina and eastern Paraguay into Wednesday.
Fall air will erase the record warmth that has been gripping the Northeast, while chilly air is set to charge into the Midwest by week's end.
Temperatures will seem like they are on a roller coaster ride in the Detroit area as we head into the month of October.
Locally damaging thunderstorms may travel across a thousand-mile stretch as a new storm system pushes across the Central states Wednesday through Friday.
Unusually high water temperatures throughout the North Pacific Ocean have brought sightings of uncommon species to the area as well as concerns from researchers about how it could affect native species.
Valdez, Alaska (2004)
Flooding and mudslides result in numerous road closures.
Second severe hurricane in two weeks struck the Carolinas -- destroyed Onslow, Co. Courthouse along with all its records. Beacon Island disappeared.
Gulf States/ Carolinas (1837)
H.M.S. Racer dismasted in Gulf of Mexico. Famous Racer's Hurricane swept from Texas through Gulf States to Cape Hatteras.