The year's first 80-degree day is coming to many communities across the South, the Ohio Valley and the mid-Atlantic this week.
High pressure anchored across the western Atlantic Ocean will spend the first part of this week pumping warm air from the southern Plains to the East Coast.
Residents will likely soon forget the chilly start to the month.
Temperatures climbed into the lower 80s northward to Montgomery, Ala., and Augusta, Ga. on Monday.
The 80-degree warmth will expand to nearly every community across the South and the mid-Atlantic Tuesday, with the beaches and mountains being the exceptions.
That will bring the year's first 80-degree day to Tupelo, Miss., Atlanta, Ga., Nashville, Tenn., Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City--to name a few--since temperatures have yet to achieve that weather feat this year in many places located north of I-20.
All signs are pointing toward Thursday being another warm day with widespread highs in the 80s from Florida to central Virginia.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are also monitoring the possibility of the storm sparking severe weather across the South later this week as it ushers out the 80-degree warmth.
Tropical Storm Hermine will turn toward Florida with heavy rain, gusty winds and the risk of flooding late this week.
Another strong tropical disturbance has moved off the coast of Africa and bears watching for strengthening and impact on the Caribbean and the United States during September.
A swarm of tropical systems cruising the Atlantic Ocean will raise surf and risks to beachgoers along the East coast of the United States into Labor Day weekend.
Two tropical systems, Madeline and Lester, could pose hazards to Hawaii into Labor Day weekend.
Though the summer season is winding down, forecasters are predicting a warm start to fall across the Northeast — a weather pattern that could spell bad news for fall foliage lovers.
While warmth will dominate much of Asia this autumn, drought relief is on the way for southeastern areas, but tropical cyclones could threaten lives and property surrounding the Bay of Bengal.
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Hail fell and drifted in piles 6 feet deep in Washington County.
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110 degrees, hottest day ever in September. This mark was tied September 4, 1988.