Recent waves of Canadian air will take a break during the first weekend of December over much of the United States.
Warmer weather will soon surge northward.
The core of the warmth will be centered over the Plains states and Ohio Valley, where some places have even seen some snowflakes over the past several days.
For many, the warm-up will provide great weather to complete outdoor holiday decorating without needing a pair of gloves.
Temperatures will be closing in on record high territory by Sunday from Nebraska down through Texas. Highs Sunday will be near 70 degrees from St. Louis down to Oklahoma City. Afternoon temperatures will flirt with the 80 degree-mark from Dallas to Houston.
Highs in these areas will average 10 to 20 degrees above normal for this time of year.
According to Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson, "The peak of the warmth will be Sunday and Monday, although it should stay mild through the first week of December."
Aside from a few spotty showers along the Mississippi River, much of the time next weekend will be dry over the middle third of the nation with no significant storm systems.
While that is great news for those with holiday shopping or outdoor activities, the majority of this area is experiencing drought conditions and is in need of rain.
Anderson says that the main driver for the warm-up is the jet stream retreating well to the north back across southern Canada.
The jet stream is a belt of strong winds high in the atmosphere that not only often marks the path for storms, but also usually separates warm air to the south from cold air to the north.
The warmth will not be as pronounced farther to the east, but temperatures early next week could still climb up to near 60 degrees from New York down through Philadelphia and Washington.
In these areas farther east, Anderson says that "the warm-up will be gradual, but it will feel a lot better by early next week."
For those of you that like the warmer weather, enjoy it while it lasts. Anderson hints that a colder weather pattern could move in for the second week of December, just in time for skiing interests before the holidays.
Snow will linger across parts of the northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as December begins.
December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store this week.
Downpours will continue the threat for flooding across parts of southern India this week.
Tens of thousands will gather in rainy and mild conditions at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, for the 83rd annual Christmas tree lighting.
As the Northern Hemisphere plunges into winter, the night sky will come to life with several notable astronomical events throughout the season.
Rain will return across much of the eastern U.S. to begin the last month of 2015.
Snow fell for 5 minutes in South Florida in the Ft. Myers area.
Eastern Maine (1964)
Down east blizzard 12-18" snow, accompanied by 60 mph winds; 8' drifts. Record snow from Detroit to Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, PA 8.5" snow, most for date Akron-Canton, OH 24" snowstorm Dec. 1-2 - biggest snowstorm on record Detroit, MI Record 19.2" snow paralyzed city.
Ohio, Ontario (1996)
A line of severe thunder storms moved across the state. In Cleveland, OH there was a 60 mph wind gust. An 18-foot tractor trailer was blown over on I-77 in Richfield, OH. In Guelph, ON a wind gust lifted the roof of a gym, where a church group was playing basketball. Residents of one neighborhood saw a car spinning on its grill like a top.