As a major snowstorm departs the region Tuesday and Tuesday night, gusty winds will cause blowing and drifting over a large part of the Midwest for Wednesday.
Traffic and airport delays are likely in Chicago, Madison, Des Moines and even Minneapolis well after the snow ends, with low visibility and drifting continuing over roadways.
Sustained winds of 15-25 mph behind the storm will gust as high as 30 or even 40 mph, affecting I-94, I-80, I-35 and I-39, to name a few.
Other lesser-travel roadways throughout the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois will also be impacted.
The worst of the blowing and drifting will affect roadways that run from east-to-west (or vice-versa), as the strong, gusty winds will blow mostly from the north.
If you need to do any traveling, be prepared for delays even after the snow comes to an end. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination, and always leave ample stopping-distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
The gusty winds will come to an end wednesday night as a strong dome of high pressure builds in overhead. Dry, sunny and chilly weather will then take control for Thursday.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Rain and thunderstorms will continue to cause travel delays and raise the risk of isolated flooding in parts of the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada into the weekend.
Typhoon Haima made a second landfall in southeastern China on Friday after leaving at least 13 dead in the northern Philippines.
Damaging storms pounded the Pacific Northwest over the course of four days, while two powerful typhoons struck the Philippines within a four-day span.
A dramatic change to colder weather, and in some cases a taste of winter with snow, will take place into this weekend.
Orionid meteors will streak across the night sky as the shower is set to peak late this week.
Austin, TX (1984)
$14 million damage from a severe hailstorm. (The storm covered 20 mi. x 5 mi. area.)
Winds aloft and from Hurricane Juan carried African locusts across the Atlantic to Dominica, St. Lucia, Jamaica and five other islands.
Tallahassee, FL (1989)
30 degrees, tied October record low.