Bone-chilling rain, howling winds and snow are all expected impacts of a major storm that will gather in the East before Halloween.
A chilly, soaking rain will spread from the Ohio Valley into the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast on Thursday. The storm bringing the damp, dreary weather will be the same one responsible for unleashing snow in the Rockies, including in Denver, at midweek.
A corridor from the Tennessee and Ohio Valley through the I-95 corridor will get drenched by 1-2 inches of rain.
While widespread flooding is not anticipated in the Northeast, the rain may fall heavily enough in a few communities to cause flooding in poor drainage areas. Drains clogged by leaves could lead to some incidents of flooding.
Rain, low clouds and wind could lead to delays at the major airports of the Northeast from Boston to New York City and Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
Gusty winds behind the storm will drive the chilly air that will grip the Great Lakes and the Northeast through Halloween weekend.
"Rain will mix and perhaps change to a wet snow from the higher elevations of northwestern Pennsylvania, the southern tier of New York state through the mountains of New England," according to Expert Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde.
"There could be some accumulation of snow in the higher elevations of central New England," Rinde added.
Another storm moving fast on the heels of the mid-week storm will spread some rain and snow showers across areas downwind of the Great Lakes and could bring another period of rain and wet snow over the Northeast Friday night and Saturday.
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States this week.
Colder weather, and in some cases, a taste of winter with snow will continue to invade the northeastern United States this weekend.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Damaging storms pounded the Pacific Northwest, while two powerful typhoons struck the Philippines within a four-day span.
Typhoon Haima made a second landfall in southeast China on Friday after leaving at least 13 dead in the northern Philippines.
Ishpemig, MI (1929)
27" of snow.
Early season snowstorm brings 7-14 inches to many locations. (13 inches at West Yellowstone).
Oceanside, CA (1999)
A 50' boat missed the harbor due to a wall of dense fog.