Tropical Cyclone Madi developed over the Bay of Bengal, northeast of Sri Lanka and east of India, last week.
After producing locally heavy rainfall across Sri Lanka and the southeast coastline of India for several days, the cyclone drifted northward last weekend over the open Bay of Bengal.
Parts of eastern Sri Lanka received 150-300 mm (6-12 inches) of rainfall last week; however, this round of heavy rainfall will impact southeast India.
After being nearly stationary through Tuesday, Madi turned to the southwest and is now approaching the coastline of southeast India, south of Chennai.
This track will bring some tropical downpours to southeast India from Chennai southward and also across the northern coast of Sri Lanka.
The positive news is that Madi has weakened and is now only a tropical rainstorm. Damaging winds will occur with this storm and the threat for any widespread flooding is minimal. However, localized amounts in excess of 100 mm (4 inches) will be possible.
The coldest air since April will blast into the Eastern states and will shock parts of the South this weekend.
A storm riding a blast of cold air will unleash heavy snow on the central and southern Appalachians Saturday and will turn toward part of New England by Sunday.
After developing Thursday, Tropical Storm Vance continues to churn over the waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean
Rain will finally make a return to drought-stricken California by the weekend with rain reaching all the way down into Southern California.
While daylight saving time was primarily started in the United States for the sake of conserving energy, some argue that is not the case anymore.
While a storm system will continue to bring much needed rain to the drought-stricken West, San Francisco will see drier weather early in the new week.
Galveston, TX (1993)
39 degrees - 1st time ever in 30s during October.
Binghamton, NY (1993)
6.2" of snow.
Boston, MA (1996)
10.66" of rain in month - New October record.