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.
Joaquin continues its journey across the northern Atlantic toward Europe, where it is expected to impact Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A fall-like weekend is in store for the Northeast, after rain and thunderstorms will dampen the region on Friday.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
Oho will hit parts of British Columbia and Alaska with drenching rain, gusty winds and pounding seas before the week comes to an end.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
Fort Wayne, IN (1992)
Straight - line thunderstorm winds of 125 mph destroyed 5 homes and damaged 99.
Victoria BC (1997)
5,000 left without power as a result of an early morning storm.
Des Maines, IA (2000)
A barometer reading of 30.73" - a new October record.