This week will be a cool one for Seattle with a break from above-normal temperatures.
Though the weather will cool, there will be a chance of showers from Monday afternoon through Thursday. Monday's high reached 76 degrees with light rain showers. The high on Tuesday should stay around 74.
Until Aug. 24, above-normal highs in the city have been in place for all but five days in the month of August. From June 1 to Aug. 24, temperatures averaged 3 degrees above normal.
Any showers through mid-week are expected to be on the light side.
Between 3 and 6 feet of snow and plunging temperatures have left thousands snowed in over upstate New York, and the cold and snow has taken lives.
A storm riding a surge of springlike warmth will bring a round of severe weather including the risk of a few tornadoes this weekend in the South as Thanksgiving travel begins.
After a pause in the lake-effect snow on Wednesday, more bands of heavy snow will continue to pummel areas downwind of the Great Lakes, including northern and western New York, Thursday into Friday.
A shift in the weather pattern in early December will deliver some relief for the 200 million people across the U.S. being blasted by bitter air.
There will travel trouble spots for Thanksgiving travel through Wednesday including areas of winterlike conditions and rain-related issues.
Following waves of arctic cold and snow, more typical of January, a few days of springlike weather are on the way for the South, Midwest and Northeast starting this weekend.
British Columbia (2002)
After a long dry spell where reservoirs were very low, a two week rainy spells resulted in flooded basements. 6.30 inches of rain fell in the lower mainland.
New York, NY (1798)
Great Snowstorm: "No less than 18" fell..." (Hugh Gaines Diary).
New England (1798)
Heavy snow with high winds; great damage to vessels on coast; many killed. Houses "buried in snow" -- tunnels needed to get out.