In the Western Pacific, Tropical Depression 9W may become the next typhoon in the wake of once-Super Typhoon Neoguri.
Tropical Storm 9W was upgraded from its tropical depression status early on Friday, but it has recently lost organization and is now a tropical depression once again.
However, it should move into a more conducive environment for strengthening, and may eventually become Typhoon Rammasun.
The above image is of Tropical Depression 9W from satellite on Saturday morning, local time in the Pacific Ocean. Imagery courtesy of NOAA
The system will continue to move westward away from Guam through the weekend and into next week.
If it does indeed hold together, it will be in the vicinity of Luzon, Philippines, on Wednesday or Thursday.
If the storm remains at typhoon strength, locals in the Philippines will need to brace for extreme winds and heavy, torrential rainfall that could lead to mudslides.
Meteorologists in the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center will be monitoring this strengthening storm in anticipation of its possible effects in the Philippines and, eventually, into China.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Dave Samuhel contributed to the content of this story.
This week, rounds of snow, rain and ice pummeled areas from Oklahoma City to Boston, creating treacherous travel conditions and causing widespread power outages in the tens of thousands across the country.
After nearly 9 feet of snow this winter for the Boston area, many residents are trying to make the best of the snow-clogged conditions.
Heavy rain will soak the Gulf Coast and expand into the Southeast early this week, perhaps bringing isolated flooding but also helping to battle the drought.
As arctic air is held at bay next week, warmth will build from the West to the Central states, while the temperatures rebound to seasonable levels in the Northeast.
Interstate 64 was closed between Reidland and Cadiz, Kentucky, due to heavy snowfall. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear activated the Kentucky National Guard to assist stranded motorists.
An upcoming thaw will raise concerns for flooding and ice jams in parts of the Midwest and East through the middle of March.
Milton Exp. Station, FL (1954)
4" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall in state history, also greatest single storm total.
Pensacola, FL (1954)
2.1" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall in city's history, also greatest single storm total.
East Coast (1962)
Great Atlantic Coast Storm caused over $200 million damage from New England to Florida. Major shoreline erosion from Long Island to North Carolina from 40 foot waves, 70 mph winds. Deep snow piled up in Virginia Mountains. Big Meadows/Blue Ridge Mts. (6th-7th) had 42.0" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall.