A close eye is being kept on a low near the Lesser Antilles, which will face drenching showers and thunderstorms regardless of any tropical development.
Thunderstorm activity increased around the tropical low Sunday morning, a key factor to any potential development. The low is also tracking through water that is more than warm enough to support strengthening.
However, there are other factors working against development.
The thunderstorm activity actually started to diminish some late Sunday and early Monday as the low ran into dry air across the eastern Caribbean. Also in place is disruptive wind shear to the north and west of the low.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are closely monitoring the low for the possibility that it overcomes these obstacles and organizes into the next tropical depression of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.
The low could do so as it tracks westward through the eastern Caribbean over the next few of days.
Regardless of development, drenching and gusty showers and thunderstorms will continue to spread across the Lesser Antilles through Monday. Localized flash flooding could unfold in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
The storminess also threatens to ruin outdoor and vacation plans.
Additional heavy showers and thunderstorms will stretch across the Leeward Islands through midweek with another tropical wave following on the heels of the low.
The wave will also cause shower and thunderstorm activity to increase across the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola by midweek, but is not expected to develop due to the mountainous terrain of the Caribbean islands and wind shear in its path.
A Turkish Airlines jet skidded off a runway as it attempted to land in Kathmandu, Nepal, amid dense fog early Wednesday morning.
A new storm will spread a swath of snow and sleet spanning more than 1,500 miles from northern Texas and Oklahoma to southeastern New York state and Massachusetts, during Wednesday into Thursday.
A storm set to bring travel problems throughout a 1,500-mile stretch from the Central states into the Northeast has brought an onslaught of snow, sleet and rain Wednesday morning.
People across the Midwest and Northeast will be bundling up as the first week of March comes to a close due to a southward push of arctic air.
A volcano erupted in southern Chile early Tuesday morning, prompting the evacuation of nearby communities.
Due to poor conditions along the Alaska Range, the 43rd Iditarod Sled Dog Race will begin March 9 in Fairbanks, Alaska, for only the second time in the event's history.
Nebraska to the Dakotas (1966)
Snowstorm dumped 12-36" from the 2nd to the 5th. Storm killed 15 people and 100,000 cattle. Snow drifted up to 30 feet. Visibility at Bismarck, ND, was zero for 11 consecutive hours.
Brownsville, TX (1983)
A high of 100 degrees; earliest 100 degree day ever for the city.
Mauna Kea & Mauna Loa, HI (1990)
Heaviest snow on the tops of the Hawaiian volcanoes in 15 years. Snow drifted 6-10 feet.