Residents of Spencer, Iowa woke up to a temperature of 24 degrees, Sunday morning. Sub-freezing temperatures were common across Iowa Sunday.
If that is not cold enough, it was only 18 degrees in Tioga, North Dakota, Sunday morning. This ties Stanley, Idaho for the coldest temperature in the continental United States for the month of September.
The freezing temperatures across Iowa marks an end to the growing season. It has been a difficult season for farmers across the state, and the Midwest and general. The good news is, the crops that survived the drought have advanced far enough so that impacts from the freezing temperatures were minimal.
Iowa will not be the only state feeling the chill. Frost and freezing advisories are in effect as far south as Kentucky, Monday morning.
Overnight lows will dip into the mid- and upper 30s across the Cincinnati metro area. The last time temperatures were this cold in Cincinnati was the middle of April.
Even the Southeast will be feeling the chill. Temperatures Monday in Raleigh, North Carolina will be as cold as any day since early May.
Temperatures will be cold enough for frost anywhere from Indiana, east across Pennsylvania and New York Monday morning. Temperatures will be chilly across much of the East again Tuesday morning. Most locations will see significant warming Wednesday.
Storms that brought gusty winds and heavy rainfall to the Upper Midwest on Tuesday will shift eastward to the Ohio Valley on Wednesday.
Drenching downpours, locally gusty thunderstorms and squalls at sea will continue in and around Florida into the weekend.
A heat wave will build, then recede in the Northeast this week with the most humid air focused on the Interstate 95 corridor.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
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