The forecast for the Bay Area this week includes mostly sunny skies and temperatures topping out in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Winds will average speeds in the lower to middle teens with gusts up to 20 to 25 mph.
The low temperatures for the overnight hours will stay in the upper 40s. Expect some increased cloud coverage overnight, especially near the coast, until daytime sun burns away remaining clouds and fog.
With extreme to exceptional drought still tightly grasping most of the state, any needed rainfall will likely stay away until the end of the month. Precipitation chances will remain below 5 percent through the weekend.
After a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near Ferndale, Calif., Monday morning, aftershocks are expected to continue in the coming days. The National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has declared that there is no widespread or destructive tsunami expected from this quake.
Aftershocks will not be as strong as the initial quake. No injuries or major damages have been reported as a result of the earthquake. Seismologists warn to be on the lookout for fires, as they are the greatest threat following an earthquake.
As temperatures rise through the weekend in the South, so will the risk for heat-related dangers.
While heavy rainfall inundated the Phoenix area with historic flooding, deadly landslides occurred in Japan, claiming dozens of lives.
While a tropical low is expected to brew into Tropical Storm Cristobal this weekend, the East Coast of the U.S. is being monitored for future impacts -- even if the storm remains well offshore.
United States residents may pay higher heating costs this fall as colder air is expected to grip the Rockies and Plains at times and some quick-hitting chilly shots may impact the Northeast.
A swath of soaking rain will slowly shift from the northern Plains to the Canadian Prairies this weekend, making people reach for their umbrellas and heightening concerns for flooding.
While residents will face more disruptions to outdoor activities on Saturday, dry air will push southward across Pittsburgh to end the weekend.
Boston, MA (1851)
Track of tornado - Waltham, Belmont, Arlington (see other 1843 stories around this time). Apparently caused by excessively humid S or SW flow at western edge of a Bermuda high.
Woodland, WI (1857)
42 miles west of Milwaukee at night - "Every building save one blown down; freight cars blown off the track."
San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico (1906)
103 degrees, hottest ever in Puerto Rico.