Southern California is getting another round of potentially damaging Santa Ana winds into Tuesday.
Winds could peak as high as 50 mph in the populated wind-prone areas, while gusts to 60 mph or locally higher whip the mountaintops and their passes. The highest wind gusts are expected Monday night into early Tuesday morning.
Winds that strong could down trees, branches and power lines.
Falling trees and branches threaten to cause damage or bodily harm, while residents should prepare for possible power outages.
The winds will prove the most problematic for drivers of semi-trucks and campers, threatening to overturn or steer these high-profile vehicles off roads.
Even drivers of smaller trucks and cars will feel the winds tug on their vehicles.
Despite the impending gusty winds, Southern California will not be faced with an extreme fire danger.
Precipitation levels over the last month and a half are about average thanks to several storm systems which dropped through the state.
Gusty northeast winds will continue into the day on Wednesday before really diminishing Thursday into Friday.
The culprit behind these strong winds is a strong surface high pressure system which will drop southward through Utah and the Great Basin Sunday into early next week.
The combination of the surface high and good upper level support will lead to this moderate wind event for the wind-prone areas of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego counties.
A new tropical threat may loom for the Caribbean and North America in the not-too-distant future, while eight more weeks remain in the Atlantic hurricane season.
The greatest danger of flooding across the central United States will unfold in western Texas, where downpours will be most persistent into Monday.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
The first windstorm of the season could blast the northern United Kingdom around Tuesday of this coming week as Karl arrives.
Hot, dry and windy weather into Monday will lead to an increased risk of wildfires across Southern California.
New Jersey (1975)
4-day rains of 7.50 to 11.00 inches. Flooding in northern part of the state.
Atlanta, GA (1989)
Torrential rain; 4.87 inches at Hartsfield Airport. This is the sixth greatest single rainfall on record. Atlanta Regional Hospital had 4.50 inches.
Record Cold..... Location New Record Old Record Augusta, GA 42 45/1896 Greenville/Spartanburg SC 42 44/1985 Huntsville, AL 44 45/1985 Birmingham, AL 43T 43/1965