By Tuesday morning residents and visitors to the Boston area will wonder what hit them when they step outside.
Motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for icy patches Monday night as Arctic air blasts quickly into the region. In some cases, ice can form before paved, concrete and wooden surfaces have a chance to dry out.
It will feel about 60 degrees colder Tuesday morning, compared to the midday hours Monday.
Even though the core of this Arctic blast will focus south of New England, RealFeel® temperatures will hover near zero much of the day Tuesday.
There is some good news for folks struggling with the cold.
Temperatures will slowly trend upward later this week and could touch 50 degrees in some locations this weekend.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking the brutal cold and when the next warmup is in store.
A backdoor front will trim temperatures, haze and humidity around Philadelphia early this weekend before all three conditions build by early next week.
An unusually strong push of cool air for early September will move southward along the Atlantic Seaboard into the Labor Day weekend, before July-like heat returns by next week.
While lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Nino.
After heat has dominated headlines this summer, cool air has finally taken control of the northern half of Europe with no signs of departing anytime soon.
While Tropical Storm Kevin will stay well away from Mexico, its moisture will still lead to an increase in showers and thunderstorms from Baja California to the Four Corners region of the United States.
A stormy weather pattern will prevail through September across much of southern South America.
Coffeyville, KS (1970)
Hailstone 17.5/44 cm in circumference 1.671 lb/757 gm.
Long Island NY (1821)
Long Island hurricane of 1821 struck western Long Island. The storm affected a densely populated area where weather observers were common.
Tampa, FL (1935)
The "Labor Day" hurricane hit Tampa, killing 400 people. Earlier, this intense storm had a center barometric pressure of 26.35 inches - the lowest recorded sea level pressure in the Western Hemisphere.