As a strengthening storm tracks toward the Great Lakes, a large part of the Midwest and Northeast will experience strong to locally damaging winds spanning Thursday into Friday.
There is the potential for flight delays, downed tree limbs and sporadic power outages. Trash cans and other unsecured items around the neighborhood can go flying. Strong crosswinds can make for dangerous travel at highway speeds.
The high winds will occur during and in the absence of rain and thunderstorms.
Travel along the I-80 and I-90 corridors can be especially unpleasant.
Major cities that could experience wind-related problems include Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Montreal, New York and Boston.
The worst of the wind will target areas around lakes Erie and Ontario, where gusts to 60 mph are possible later Thursday night into Friday midday.
The winds will create very rough conditions on the lakes. Flooding is possible on the northern and eastern ends of lakes Erie and Ontario, including Buffalo, N.Y.
Strong winds gusts, most ranging between 40 and 50 mph, will reach across the Ohio Valley, the central Appalachians and New England. However, gusts in these areas can be locally higher, especially in open areas, between buildings and gaps in the mountains and over the ridges.
Winds will increase over the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes during the day Thursday then over the central and northern Appalachians Thursday night.
Winds are most likely to cause flight delays and restrictions on bridges Friday morning around Philadelphia and New York City.
In New England, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the worst of the wind will be during the day Friday.
A planned launching of a rocket by SpaceX was halted early Saturday morning due to unfavorable weather conditions.
Fung-wong will spread heavy rainfall across South Korea and Japan next week.
The fall season will start of seasonable for Minneapolis as high pressure yields several pleasant days through midweek.
Locally heavy and gusty thunderstorms will erupt over the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Saturday.
A surge of warmth will quickly be erased as thunderstorms and a cold front sweep through the Northeast on Sunday.
The body of a missing Austin, Texas sheriff's deputy was found in a lake Friday afternoon, The Associated Press reports.
Centre County, PA (1792)
Quote from the diary of William Colbert, a Methodist Circuit Rider up in Centre County: "A very cold morning. It was surprising to see so much snow on the ground at this season of the year. The limbs of the peach trees broke, and large limbs of the oaks broke down, and saplings bent across the road. It began to snow last night before we went to bed. I came out of my way by Lamb's to Phillip Antes."
A total of 9 inches of rain in 6 hours causes flooding on Sugar Creek.
Central U.S. (1991)
Very early cold snap..... Location Temp Record Peoria, Ill. 32 33/1918 Burlington, Iowa 32 35/1918 Chicago, Ill. 36 38/1956 Indianapolis, Ind. 36 37/1956 Waterloo, Iowa 27 31/1971