As AccuWeather.com meteorologists keep tabs on a potential storm for next week, it will trend colder and windier into the weekend.
Sandy has helped to make a big buckle in steering-level winds in its wake. While the winds will bring progressively drier air into the region, the cold flow from Canada will pick up.
As the sky becomes less cloudy over the weekend, the clearing trend will bring lower temperatures at night. AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will frequently dip into the 20s and will even reach the teens over the mountains for a time, especially where it snowed recently.
The wind will pick up to end the week.
While winds will not be strong enough to cause new damage or outages, they can hinder restoration of power at times.
Winds will line up at the surface and aloft, allowing gusts in the neighborhood of 40 mph in open areas Friday and Saturday. Winds will be from the west and northwest.
Winds will be stronger at lift level for those repairing electrical lines and at some of the ski resorts trying to get open this weekend.
Folks should use caution when venturing under trees. Some limbs weakened by Sandy could come down without notice.
Tropical Depression Seven strengthened into Tropical Storm Gaston during Monday night with another system attempting to form near the Caribbean.
Following a fall-like start to the week, warmth and humidity will build over the northeastern United States prior to the weekend.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to reach Florida with gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms during Sunday and Monday.
The return of warmer and more humid air will trigger another round of strong thunderstorms across the central United States this week.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Several days of intense heat will build across France this week with temperatures approaching 38 C (100 F) in many locations.
Dry thunderstorms ignited more than 100 fires in the Wenatchee and Okanogan National Forests.
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (1980)
105 degrees -- the 60th consecutive day with a high temperature of at least 100 degrees.
Lake Ontario (1987)
Strong northwesterly winds caused upwelling. On the south shore, the water temperature was 70 degrees, but along the north shore, it was only 41 degrees.