Southeastern India may suffer late-week flooding rain and damaging winds whipped up by a tropical cyclone off the Bay of Bengal.
Landfall of the storm will be possible on Friday, even late on Thursday, near Chennai in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu.
On Monday, the center of Tropical Cyclone 06B (Six) was located in the southern Bay of Bengal about 500 miles east of Chennai, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC).
Tropical Cyclone Six was still a storm of moderate strength at the time, having highest sustained winds pegged by the JTWC at about 45 mph. Storm movement was towards the northwest at 13 mph.
The JTWC forecast is for T.C. Six to intensify to a strong tropical storm by midweek followed by landfall near Chennai on Friday. Once inland, the cyclone would weaken quickly while tracking westward over southern India.
Storms making landfall in this area can cause destructive flooding and significant damage. They also pose a serious danger to small vessels such as fishing boats.
Snow will swing across parts of the central and northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as November ends and December begins.
Travel hazards, delays and disruptions associated with rain, ice and snow will continue over the Central states through the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Sandra has rapidly weakened to a tropical storm but will continue to bring heavy rainfall into western Mexico on Saturday.
The current reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last long with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
After another brief shot of chilly air over the weekend, the month of December will start out milder across the Northeast.
Heavy thunderstorms will continue to shift northward across central South America with the greatest threat for flooding focusing on northeastern Argentina and eastern Paraguay into Saturday morning.
Sixty cities tied or established new record high temperatures for the date.
Chardon, OH (1996)
A bull's eye for lake effect snow for the month with more than 70".
New England (1921)
Heavy ice storm in New England with a buildup of over 3 inches. Power lines downed, trees destroyed. Damage totalled $10 million damage.