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 spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
Another storm in a seemingly endless parade threatens to bring severe weather, snow and flooding from Texas to Maine.
The luck of the Irish is needed for performers on Saint Patrick's Day, in order to combat the effects of possible wintry weather.
An ongoing severe drought has led to unhealthy air quality in Malaysia, but some rainfall is in the forecast.
Snow and wind causing dangerous travel and power outages has put some cities into the record books this winter.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into the new week for the Washington, D.C., area.
Very strong winds: Kokee, Kauai 60 mph Makahuena, Kauai 55 mph Kahuku, Oahu 52 mph Upelu Point, Hawaii 50 mph
Omaha, NE (1923)
16.4" of snow.
Spokane, WA (1985)
Set a record for the longest duration of snow cover. The old record was set during the winter of 1968-1969. For the first time in 107 days (starting November 28), less than one inch of snow is left.