Powerful Typhoon Vicente made landfall early Tuesday, local time, in Guangdong, China, just to the southwest of Hong Kong with major risks to lives and property.
Vicente strengthened rapidly before moving inland near Macau and Pinghsa, China from over the South China Sea with maximum sustained winds equivalent to a Category 3 to 4 hurricane.
Hong Kong was hit with 83 mph wind gusts late Monday. Major disruptions to travel, including flights, occurred.
Macau was in the eye wall and in the strongest part of the typhoon early Tuesday, which is the northeastern quadrant of the storm.
Portions of Guangdong, China, will receive up to 10-20 inches of rainfall, threatening severe flooding and mudslides, AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews said.
The central coast of Guangdong had the most severe wind impact with 100-mph wind gusts.
Vicente will continue to weaken quickly inland, so wind impact will wane. However, flooding rain will persist as the system tracks inland through midweek. Guangdong to Guangxi and perhaps even northern Vietnam will be in the path of torrential downpours from Vicente through midweek.
AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologists Jim Andrews and Alex Sosnowski contributed to the content of this story.
A brief warmup is in store for residents of the Northeast this weekend before more fall-like conditions return.
Following a bout of stormy weather that has lingered through the week, drier and more tranquil weather will move into the Atlanta area for the weekend.
Chicago is facing a mostly clear weekend with the threat of some disruptive thunderstorms on Saturday.
The peak of hurricane season, among other things, arrives in the fall.
After former Hurricane Odile battered resorts across Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, vacationers were left stranded and isolated while waiting for evacuations with sparse communication to loved ones back home.
A search for a sheriff's deputy in Austin, Texas, will continue Friday, after she called for help as she was trapped in flood waters.
Central U.S. (1991)
Record Cold Location Temp Old Record Huron, S.D. 23 24/1896 Dickinson, N.D. 25 30/1957 Lubbock, Texas 42 44/1971 Grand Island, Neb. 27 32/1938 Kansas City, Mo. 33 47/1979 Chicago, Ill. 40 41/1873
Honolulu, HI (1994)
95 degrees - all time record high.
Tennant, CA ()
5.5 inches of snow.