Hurricane Fabio continues to churn over the Eastern Pacific and will take a northward turn by next week.
Most of the tropical systems that form near the Central America coast in the Eastern Pacific head out to sea. However, every once in a while a system manages to take a more northward run.
As high pressure over the West now shifts eastward, a dip in the jet stream will capture Fabio just enough to tug it northward, potentially near the coast of Baja California next week.
The good news is that Fabio will be weakening as it turns toward the coastline.
According to Tropical Weather Expert Dan Kottlowski, "Cooler waters in this region would lead to substantial weakening of Fabio. But, moisture from it could be drawn in across the Mexico province and perhaps part of the Southwest United States moving forward."
The Southwest could use any sort of non-flooding rainfall.
In the short term, monsoonal and recycled moisture will lead to localized drenching thunderstorms across the Southwest through the weekend.
The pattern will also drive humidity levels to beyond the uncomfortable range for many folks. The combination of extreme heat and humidity in the Southwest will make conditions dangerous for strenuous activity during the midday and afternoon hours.
A winter storm stretching across the Midwest and Northeast will hit Detroit this weekend.
Another winter storm is on the way for the mid-Mississippi Valley, but areas hit hard by the recent ice storm will be spared the worst.
After a cold and cloudy Friday, Saturday will kick off a snowy weekend for Cleveland.
Heavy snow and travel disruptions will spread from a large part of the Midwest Friday night to the Northeast during Saturday.
A storm will move in Saturday and spread snow across the area first thing in the morning. Expect slippery travel.
A new storm will move in this weekend spreading snow and travel delays across the region Saturday.
Kansas City, MO (1992)
2.68" of rain.
Set two records; greatest 24 hour storm; 17.0"; greatest single storm total 39.6" for city (13th-14th).
Severe freeze: Tallahassee 10 degrees Tampa 15 degrees Appalachicola 20 degrees; all time low Lakeland 20 degrees; all time low Orlando 20 degrees; all time low Jacksonville 12 degrees Miami 35 degrees - millions in damage