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.
A storm will bring snow and ice that will lead to slippery travel along a 1,500-mile swath from northern Arkansas and Georgia to Maine early next week.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during Valentine's Day weekend.
A blast of arctic air will be accompanied by flurries and even a localized wall of snow in some communities in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest at the start of the Valentine's Day weekend.
As warming ocean waters continue to threaten coral reefs worldwide, researchers at the University of Hawaii have developed a plan that could reverse the rapid decline of these ecosystems.
A cruise ship was battered in a ferocious winter storm that slammed portions of southern New England with blizzard conditions.
Instead of being targeted by windstorms, the United Kingdom will have to deal with a cold snap settling in for Valentine's Day and Monday.
San Francisco, CA (2001)
High only 44 degrees, record low maximum for date.
Savannah, GA (1899)
(12th-13th) 2 in. snowfall, one of 3 snowstorms in past 200 years that required a ruler measurement.
Great Arctic Outbreak (1899)
Great Arctic Outbreak Continues: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX -8 deg. F., all time low. Amarillo, TX - 16 deg. F., all time low. Tulia, TX -23 deg. F., tied for all time Texas low. Camp Clarke, NE -47 deg. F., state record low temp. Little Rock, AR Absolute Min. -13 deg. F.