While the mid-Atlantic remains humid, more comfortable air has graced much of the Northeast this Sunday.
Gone Sunday is the 90-degree heat and high humidity that has been soaring northward to Portland and Bangor, Maine, recently.
In its place, high pressure will usher in cooler and less humid air following locally severe thunderstorms on Saturday.
The nicest conditions on Sunday will grace upstate New York and New England, where humidity will be at its lowest and temperatures will be held to the 70s and 80s.
Partly to mostly sunny skies and dry weather will compliment the day in both Portland and Boston. AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will be held to the lower 80s in both of these cities, a stark contrast to the recent triple-digit RealFeel temperatures.
Last week's heat wave stretched on for seven days in Boston and ranks as the city's third longest. The nine-day heat wave from July 1912 holds the record for Boston's lengthiest.
For both Boston and New York City, Sunday will mark the first day that temperatures will fail to reach 90 degrees since Saturday, July 13.
A shower or thunderstorm will rattle New York City for a time Sunday, but humidity will be noticeably lower and temperatures will be more seasonable than what was recorded during the seven-day heat wave.
Not since August 2002, has New York City endured a more lengthy heat wave. As residents and visitors dealt with the oppressive heat, the city set an all-time electric usage record on Friday.
Farther to the south on Sunday, the air will still feel humid and sticky to those in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The good news is that more typical late-July highs for these cities are expected, not a repeat of the recent extreme heat.
The steamy air will set the stage for a shower or thunderstorm to develop and briefly interfere with outdoor plans.
Showers and thunderstorms will return to more of the Northeast Monday and Tuesday as humidity surges back to the north--but not accompanied by searing heat.
A train of storms will slam into the Northwest United States well into next week and perhaps through much of December.
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.
Rain will spread across much of the Eastern states into the second day of December 2015.
Snow will linger across parts of the northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as December begins.
Following several days of dry weather, a weak area frontal boundary will bring rainfall to northern France Thursday night into Friday.
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.