After a comfortable Memorial Day, May will come to a close on a hot note across the Northeast with numerous communities approaching or cracking the 90-degree mark.
The warmth will come following the departure of the storm that brought rain and even high-elevation snow to the Northeast this holiday weekend with chilly air and, for some, frost in its wake.
Temperatures Thursday and Friday are expected to approach or crack the 90-degree mark throughout the mid-Atlantic, as well as central and southern New England.
In addition to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Albany are among the other communities that will flirt with 90-degrees these days.
The same can also be said northward to Burlington, Vt., where temperatures were held to the middle 40s on Saturday and substantial snow accumulated in its neighboring mountains.
Between 25 and 45 degrees will separate highs recorded on the coolest day of this holiday weekend and highs on Thursday and Friday.
Pittsburgh tied a record low Saturday morning when temperatures dropped to 33 degrees, then will challenge Friday's record high of 93 degrees from 1919.
The cool air may not give way to the summer heat as quietly as some would like.
"A zone of showers and thunderstorms could shift from the northern Plains to [the Northeast] prior to the arrival of the much warmer weather," stated AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
These showers and thunderstorms will move southwest to northeast across the region Tuesday through Wednesday.
Large, powerful waves crashed against the sandy shorelines of the East and West coasts this week, stirred by the onset of two tropical storm systems.
After an earthquake hit in the area, the Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland, causing a temporary no-fly order.
The North Central states face the most adverse weather this Labor Day weekend, in the form of severe storms and tornadoes which will threaten lives and travelers.
As Cristobal loses its tropical characteristics, attention is turning toward the Bay of Campeche for potential development next week.
The Pittsburgh area will have a turbulent stretch of sun and intermittent thunderstorms for the next several days, including storms that could impact Labor Day weekend plans.
An outbreak of severe weather, including tornadoes, will evolve on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
New England (1965)
A total of 2.5 inches of snow on top of Mt. Washington set an August record. Vermont had a reading of only 25 degrees, while Nantucket had a chilly 39 degrees. Earliest freeze on record at many stations.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.