Here is a quick look at what to expect this fall region by region:
Northeast and Lower Midwest
-Dry and warm September from the Great Lakes into the Northeast
-High brush fire threat will develop from northern New England into eastern Canada
-Wet October for mid-Atlantic
-Cold shots will start reaching the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley in November
-Severe weather threat will develop from western Ohio Valley into northeastern Texas from late October into early November
-Tropical impacts expected through September
-Still wet in October from the Carolinas into Florida
-Gulf Coast and Florida dry out late October through November
Northern Plains and Upper Midwest
-Frost and first snow expected to be on time or just a week early in September/early October
-Colder-than-normal conditions focused from eastern Montana to Nebraska early, then cold air intensifies and expands eastward across Midwest late
-Cold and snowy November will bring a quick onset of winter
-September's severe weather zone will include Kansas and Oklahoma with thunderstorm activity keeping temperatures down
-Severe weather threat will increase again from northeastern Texas into western Ohio Valley late October into November
-Turning drier and warmer in October and November
-Texas will remain warmer and drier than normal throughout the season
Southwest and California
-Warmer than normal across the Southwest and interior California
-Spotty monsoon thunderstorm activity early in the season from Upper Deserts of California into Southwest
-Rainfall, on average, will remain below normal
-Warming for California coast in November
-Dry start to the season but precipitation trending near normal by October
-Not as wet or as cool as last year
-Near- to slightly above-normal temperatures early, then turning cooler than normal along Washington and Oregon coasts and in northern Rockies
Torrential rain and strong thunderstorms pushed across the southern Plains on Saturday, spawning tornadoes and dangerous flash flooding from Kansas to Texas.
Lifeguards along the East and Gulf coasts are preparing to deal with one of the greatest beach dangers: rip currents.
An extremely dangerous and life-threatening flooding situation will continue into Memorial Day, across portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.
Showers and thunderstorms threaten to interfere with Memorial Day festivities across more than half of the United States.
Many areas in the Eastern states will have consistent summerlike heat and a buildup of humidity for the last week of May.
The second major tennis tournament of the year began on Sunday, as the world’s best tennis players begin their quest for the 2015 French Open title at Roland Garros in Paris.
Newton, NJ (1925)
96 degrees on the 23rd; 39 degrees on the morning of the 24th.
West Coast (1982)
Heat wave: San Francisco, CA 91 degrees, (new record; previous record 79 in 1975) San Jose, CA 84 degrees Portland, OR 85 degrees (tied record)
North Texas (1986)
Severe thunderstorms produced 95 mph wind gusts and widespread damage. More than 3" of rain fell in less than an hour. A 29 year old women and 6 year old daughter drowned when the underpass they were driving into was flooded out.