The five-day event of Carnival began on Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the city to take part in the festivities.
Many famous celebrities attend Carnival every year and this year has been no exception, as attendance from Jude Law and Pamela Anderson have been confirmed by monstersandcritics.com. Other celebrities have been invited to the event, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Shakira and Cameron Diaz.
The weather may be damp and dreary for the weekend festivities with periods of rain and drizzle. However, this will not keep people off the streets where many crazy and lavish costumes will be seen.
People dance during a "Bola Preta" block parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 5, 2011. Some umbrellas can be seen floating above the massive crowd.
A weak frontal boundary is slowly lifting across the area and will move to the north by Monday and Tuesday, the final days of the event.
This means that rain and drizzle will be most widespread on Saturday and Sunday, but by Monday and Tuesday there will be more sunshine and rainfall will become more isolated.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
Dangerous, severe thunderstorms developed across areas of the Central U.S. this week, following an unprecedented lull in severe weather through the middle of the month.
Daundre Barnaby was caught in a strong back current at the time of the accident, Athletics Canada said.
At least two people are dead after extremely rare rain triggered significant flooding in one of the driest places in the world: northern Chile.
Though springlike weather has been slow to arrive for much of the Eastern United States, allergy sufferers may soon pay the price for winter’s unhurried retreat.
A second straight night of below freezing temperatures will impact areas across the Southeast on Saturday night.
50 killed, $1.4 million damage by tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia.
Chicago, IL (1920)
Killer tornado - worst in city's history. 28 died, $3 million damage.
New Jersey (1921)
Sudden temperature drop; fell 55 degrees in 18 hours and 20 degrees in 20 minutes across parts of the state. Tornado reported at Somerville.