Downpours will slowly migrate northward this weekend over parts of central and western Texas. Spotty rainfall will also reach into parts of eastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma Panhandle.
The sporadic rainfall is bringing not only needed moisture to the region, but also the risk of flash flooding.
Enough rain will fall from part of the Big Bend area of the Lone Star State to the northern Texas Panhandle to settle the dust in some areas.
A few locations suffering extreme drought can receive an inch or more of rain from the system.
However, along with the rainfall comes the potential for isolated flash flooding.
Dry stream beds and arroyos can quickly fill with water. Water levels can quickly rise on other streams.
A few locations can also be hit with a severe thunderstorm packing strong winds, large hail and frequent lightning strikes.
A disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere traveling slowly from south to north is causing the showers and thunderstorms.
Following a blustery and chilly weekend, temperatures will once again take a tumble across the northeastern United States during the first half of this week.
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States this week, and Southern California will not be excluded from rainfall this time.
A strengthening tropical cyclone will unleash heavy rain and strong winds on areas from western Myanmar to northeast India and Bangladesh this week.
Flooding downpours and thunderstorms will target a part of the central United States at midweek.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Newbury, VT (1843)
12 inches of snow.
East Coast, USA (1878)
"Gale of '78;" hurricane center over Richmond, VA. Washington, DC. barometer reading of 28.78"/975 mb. Cape May had winds of 84 mph from the SE. Highest tide ever for the Delaware River. Winds 100 mph at Wilmington, DE. Severe damage in Philadelphia.
Off British Columbia Coast (1918)
The Princess Sophia struck a coastal reef in severe storm and sank. All 343 aboard drowned.