An unusually strong push of cool air for early September will move southward along the Atlantic Seaboard into the Labor Day weekend before July-like heat returns by next week.
While lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue through the Labor Day weekend, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Nino.
The Northwest and Southwest were targeted by gusty, damaging storms, while a rare tropical feat occurred in the Pacific.
Unsettled weather for the extended Labor Day weekend will be across the Southeast, Upper Midwest, northern Rockies and the Four Corners region.
President Barack Obama spent three days in Alaska this week trying to raise awareness of how climate change is impacting the everyday lives of Alaskans.