Our starting point is the weather we are enduring in South Korea as you get ready for the day.
Heavy rain and strong winds lashed the nation overnight, leading to property and infrastructure damage in some parts of the country.
Overnight, the country's southern port city of Busan reported multiple incidents as a storm-like rain and wind swept the city flooding a couple of buildings and knocking down a communication utility pole.
In Seoul, roadside trees were uprooted, and the exterior of a building in Suwon was torn off due to a powerful rainstorm.
Fortunately, no one was reported injured in either city.
With heavy rain still drenching much of the nation, the government's precautionary first-stage emergency status, issued on Monday, remains in place.