Cool weather settles into Washington D.C. to start the week, but temperatures will be on the rise for the first official week of fall.
Following a front over the weekend, high pressure moved in bringing more autumn-like temperatures to the region for the start of the week.
Highs start off in the mid 70s for the first part of the workweek with dry weather and sunshine prevailing.
But for the middle of the the week, temperatures will be nearing 80 degrees, a more typical number or early September.
Even through the warmth, sunshine will stick around to finish out the week, The next threat of wet weather is note expected until late in the weekend.
As temperatures rise through the weekend in the South, so will the risk for heat-related dangers.
While a tropical low is expected to brew into Tropical Storm Cristobal this weekend, the East Coast of the U.S. is being monitored for future impacts -- even if the storm remains well offshore.
United States residents may pay higher heating costs this fall as colder air is expected to grip the Rockies and Plains at times and some quick-hitting chilly shots may impact the Northeast.
A swath of steady, soaking rain will slowly shift from the northern Plains to the Canadian Prairies this weekend, making people reach for their umbrellas.
While umbrellas will still be needed on Saturday, dry air will push southward across the Philadelphia area later this weekend.
Following a surge of moisture and showers to end the week, dry air will push southward across the New York City area this weekend.
Woodland, WI (1857)
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San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico (1906)
103 degrees, hottest ever in Puerto Rico.
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