The Northwest will endure howling winds, rain and snow from a powerful Pacific storm through Monday, but the snow will not just be confined to the mountains.
While only rain will wet Seattle, Portland and the entire Interstate 5 corridor into Monday, enough cold is in place for substantial snow to bury the lower elevations east of the Washington Cascades.
Up to a half of a foot of snow will turn Wenatchee, Wash., into a winter wonderland tonight with 2-4 inches whitening Spokane, Wash.
The air is too warm farther to the south for anything but rain in Pendleton, Ore.
As one can expect, the Cascades will bear the brunt of the snowstorm with amounts approaching, and in some cases exceeding, a foot. Snow levels will be below the mountain passes.
Making travel even more hazardous and nearly impossible in some areas, strong winds will significantly blow and drift the snow around.
Tropical Depression 8 should strengthen into a tropical storm before impacting the coastal Carolinas with rough surf and heavy downpours early this week.
Tropical Depression 9 developed just south of Florida on Sunday and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States this week.
Brief relief from heat and humidity will arrive in the northeastern United States at the start of September.
Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan near Sendai early this week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Two tropical systems, Madeline and Lester, could pose hazards to Hawaii from the middle of the week into Labor Day weekend.
Hot and dry weather will greet fans and competitors at the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Flushing, New York, as play begins Monday, Aug. 29.
New England (1965)
A total of 2.5 inches of snow on top of Mt. Washington set an August record. Vermont had a reading of only 25 degrees, while Nantucket had a chilly 39 degrees. Earliest freeze on record at many stations.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.