The weekend is shaping up to end on a soaking note across the central Gulf Coast with the arrival of a tropical disturbance.
The disturbance will spread numerous tropical downpours across the central Gulf Coast on Sunday, soaking the cities of Gulfport, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla.
A drenching thunderstorm or two will cross New Orleans, but the majority of the wet weather should narrowly miss the city to the east.
The downpours not only threaten to ruin outdoor activities planned for Sunday, but may also cause localized flash flooding and travel delays.
Motorists should prepare to encounter reduced visibility and a heightened risk of vehicles hydroplaning at highway speeds from the heavy bursts of rain.
Despite being tropical and over the Gulf of Mexico, the disturbance set to deliver Sunday's downpours is not expected to strengthen into a depression.
Winds above the surface (known as wind shear) are too strong for such intensification.
As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.
Communities across the Northeast have endured heavy snow and fierce winds amid the first blizzard of 2015 with the storm continuing to churn over New England.
Lingering midwinter cold and additional rounds of snow will add to difficulties for cleanup and those without power after the Blizzard of 2015.
The blizzard pounding the New England region of the U.S. will continue to impact more of Atlantic Canada.
People may think blizzards are about heavy snow, but it's more about wind, blowing snow and visibility, and parts of the Midwest and Northeast are more susceptible to the wrath of these conditions.
Record high barometric pressure readings: Miami - 30.55 inches Tampa - 30.66 inches Apalachicola - 30.72
Valdez, AK (1992)
Storm dumps 22.5 inches of snow, bringing the seasonal total to 275.3 inches, with five feet on the ground.
Caribou, ME (1994)
Temperature rose from -32 degrees yesterday to 41 today.