The combination of the stalled frontal boundary and abundant moisture from the monsoon across Indochina has led to days of heavy rainfall in southern and eastern China.
The flooding has claimed at least 26 lives in southern China, with more people still missing according to the Associated Press.
An estimate of 337,000 people have been evacuated from their homes with 115,000 needing urgent relief supplies, according to China's Ministry of Civil Affairs.
The hardest-hit regions extend from Guangxi and Guangdong northeastward through Hunan, Jiangxi, northern Fujian and Zhejiang.
The above image shows major cities and provinces of eastern China, courtesy of Bing.
Quzhou, in Zhejiang province, reported more than 325 mm (13 inches) of rain since Friday.
Flooding and mudslides across these provinces have damaged or destroyed nearly 75,000 homes.
A man walks on the flooded street from a heavy thunderstorm in Shanghai, China, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Sudden and heavy thunderstorms hit the city in the afternoon Shanghai and caused the flood with rain water over many streets. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Another round of heavy rain will occur later this week from Hunan province into Zhejiang province and the Shanghai municipality.
This round of heavy rainfall will bring 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) to most locations with local amounts over 200 mm (8 inches) leading to a high risk for more dangerous flooding.
Additional rounds of locally heavy rainfall are expected to continue into next week across parts of southeastern China prolonging the threat for flooding.
Following another day of near-record warmth across Southern California, a slight cool down will occur over the weekend before temperatures begin to climb once again.
Warm weather and sunshine will continue to hold into the new week across the Bay area.
Following the surge in warmth in coastal areas and the central Appalachians from Thursday, temperatures will again bottom out at cold levels in the Northeast this weekend.
After a cold start to the weekend in the Midwest, temperatures will begin to rebound, ahead of a storm system taking aim on the Great Lakes.
Though springlike weather has been slow to arrive for much of the Eastern United States, allergy sufferers may soon pay the price for winter’s unhurried retreat.
The mercury will be on the rise across California through the rest of the week, challenging records across much of the state and helping to intensify the ongoing drought.
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Still recovering from a devastating snow and ice storm the day before. Two million chicken eggs were destroyed; two people died when a tree fell on their car.