A great photo opportunity will arise in Manhattan this evening as the sun lines up perfectly with the buildings at sunset.
The sunset is called "Manhattanhenge," due to the buildings shadows' similarity to Stonehenge.
Sunset will occur at 8:30 p.m. EDT Thursday July 12, 2012. However, the best viewing conditions for Manhattanhenge will be about an hour earlier, according to Expert Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity.
The weather will be perfect for viewing of the stunning sunset with partly cloudy skies, a visibility of 10 miles and comfortable temperatures in the mid-70s.
"Standing on 34th or 42nd street provides a particularly nice view, as the views include the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. It's a good idea to get to your spot 30 minutes early, so you can beat out the other sun worshippers," according to Life's Little Mysteries, a partner of AccuWeather.
New Yorkers get your cameras ready and send your photos of "Manhattanhenge" to us, so we can share them on AccuWeather.com on Friday! Upload your pictures to the AccuWeather Facebook Page or send them to us on Twitter @accuweather.
The risk of flooding from Odile will spill onto Texas and parts of the southern and central Plains late this week into the weekend.
On Tuesday, Edouard became the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since Sandy. While Edouard remains at sea, rough surf will reach some Atlantic coast beaches.
Moisture from Tropical Rainstorm Odile will deliver torrential rainfall and cause life-threatening flooding over the interior Southwest through the balance of the week.
The chilliest air of the season so far will settle over much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will bring frost to a large area.
Eastern States (1990)
Record cold in many locations.......... Location Temp Previous Record ----------------- ---- --------------- Rochester, NY 37 38/1953 Youngstown, OH 34 38/1959 Atlantic City, NJ 36 39/1968 Allentown, PA 36 37/1959 Providence, RI 39T 39/1959 Binghamton, NY 35 36/1953 Flint, MI 35 36/1959
New York, NY ()
4" of rain fell from an early nor'easter.
Eugene, OK ()
0.18" of rain - first measurable rain since June 27, 1998. Longest dry spell record.