A huge swing in temperatures will be the focus this weekend for the NASCAR race in Talladega on Sunday.
A massive cold wave that will be responsible for widespread frost and freezes this weekend will send a cold shot into Talladega, Ala. as well.
"Drivers will face a much different track on Sunday in comparison to Friday's practice," said meteorologist and racing enthusiast Eric Leister.
"Highs will be nearly 20 degrees cooler on Sunday in comparison to Friday and could affect one of NASCAR's most unpredictable tracks," added Leister.
Temperatures in the mid-80s will heat the track Friday afternoon for their practice round, but a cold front will move through the track Friday night. Highs will fall into the upper 70s on Saturday before bottoming out in the mid-60s on Sunday.
A mostly cloudy sky will accompany the cooler Sunday weather, but rain will not be a factor. Normal highs in Talladega for early October are near 80 degrees.
While rain will slice through portions of the Midwest and Northeast this week, it will interrupt the stretch of dry weather in store for most locations only briefly.
While waters will be slow to recede across flood-ravaged South Carolina, a stretch of dry weather will provide favorable conditions for cleanup efforts across the region.
Joaquin remains on track to make Europe its final destination with a part of the British Isles and western Europe first facing potential impacts this weekend.
Despite Tropical Storm Oho not making landfall across Hawaii, rough surf will rattle the islands into Friday.
A storm system producing localized flash flooding and gusty thunderstorms will progress eastward across the Southwest states through the middle of the week.
In lieu of direct impact from Hurricane Joaquin, what led to historic rainfall in the Carolinas this past weekend?
Rotterdam, Netherlands (1981)
An F-28 airliner crashed, killing all aboard after apparently traversing a tornado shortly after take-off.
Honolulu, HI (1984)
Temperatures climbed to 94 degrees, establishing an all-time record high for October.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (1992)
109 degrees - an all time October record.