Even though a frost appears likely to hit the Upper Midwest at midweek and the colder parts of the Northeast late in the week, it will not be enough to give allergy sufferers a break.
Ragweed and grass pollen pose some of the biggest problems for allergy sufferers, and there is certainly plenty of that during the late summer and early autumn.
Unfortunately, while a frost is heading for parts of the Upper Midwest, it will not be cold enough to kill off the weeds and grass pollen.
According to Agricultural Meteorologist Dale Mohler, "Low temperatures in most outlying areas will only dip to around the 30-degree mark and will only be around that level for a couple of hours or so."
That's not cold enough, long enough to kill the problem weeds and grass.
For a thorough kill, we would need temperatures dipping into the middle 20s for a number of hours.
Unfortunately even at these temperatures, there is the risk of damage to tender vegetables and flowers. Take the necessary precautions, such as covering those plants with plastic, moving potted plants indoors and harvesting mature or near-mature fruit.
Even with the inevitable waves of frost in the coming weeks, falling leaves and dampness will lead to mold and mildew problems for a time.
The excessively wet conditions in much of the Northeast and Midwest could lead to an especially bad mold and mildew season, outdoors and indoors.
Even if the temperature is in the comfortable range, you may want to keep that dehumidifier and/or air conditioner/filtering system running.
For those who suffer from allergies to pollen and mold, there are many weeks to go before the first big, dry, cold air masses come calling late in the fall.
A blast of arctic air will be accompanied by flurries and even a localized wall of snow in some communities in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest at the start of the Valentine's Day weekend.
Spring of 2016 could rank in the top 10 warmest on record for Canada.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during Valentine's Day weekend.
A multi-vehicle accident involving cars and tractor-trailers occurred amid snowy weather and caused the shutdown of Interstate 90 in Lake County, Ohio on Wednesday afternoon.
Conditions will be favorable for lake-effect snow through the end of the week, threatening low visibility and dangerous travel conditions.
As winter weather approaches, concern for pet safety grows. Make sure you know these useful tips.
Indianapolis, IN (1982)
-21 degrees - all time February record.
Kansas City, MO (1997)
1st 10 days of February saw only 1 percent of possible sunshine.
New England (2005)
Heavy snowfall totals include. Lost River, NH 23.8" Pinkham Notch, NH 16.0" Bridgton, ME 16.0" Franconia Notch, NH 15.5" Hebron, ME 27.0" Guilford, ME 25.0"