The Tour de France, which started in England this year, spent one final day across the English Channel on Monday before heading back to its home country. The weather held up so far through two stages however showers around London on Monday.
The stage, starting in Cambridge headed southeast to Chelmsfold, before turning to the southwest on their way to London, where the stage finsihed at Buckingham Palace.
On a windier day this stage could have posed even more difficulties to the teams, instead, with a gentle southwesterly breeze, the wind was not a major issue. A stronger wind would have lead to a change in tactics by the teams.
When the Tour returns to France on Tuesday, the weather is expected to be very similar, as showers could again impact the results.
Overall the current outlook for the next several stages of the Tour looks unsettled as a large upper level trough will sit over western and central Europe bringing the threat for at least some showers and perhaps a brief downpour to several of the stages.
A tropical wave is likely to become the Atlantic Basin's next tropical storm as it approaches or crosses the Caribbean Sea later this week and potentially pose eventual threats to North America.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region to end this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
The greatest danger of flooding across the central United States will unfold in western Texas, where downpours will be most persistent into Monday.
Jose Fernandez, pitcher for the Miami Marlins, died in a boating accident in southern Florida early Sunday morning.
Gusty winds will accompany a push of chilly air across the Great Lakes from Sunday night through Tuesday.
El Cordnazo, CA (1939)
Greatest September rainstorm with 5.42 inches in 24 hours at L.A. Floods killed 45; $2 million damage.
Southern CA (1970)
Record late September heat wave seared Southern CA for a week. L.A. hit 105 degrees; San Diego hit 97 degrees.
New Jersey (1975)
4-day rains of 7.50 to 11.00 inches. Flooding in northern part of the state.