While temperatures and humidity levels will fluctuate slightly from day to day this week, unseasonable warmth will continue into Saturday around Washington, D.C.
The combination of temperature, humidity, sunshine, light winds and other factors will result in AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures well above 90 most days of the week.
The most comfortable portion of the week will be the middle part, when levels are slightly lower but still above average for early September. Temperatures typically range from a low of 67 F to a high of 84 during the first week of September.
Heat and humidity will build again Friday into Saturday, prior to the arrival of a second round of showers and thunderstorms for the week.
For people who have gotten used to a lack of extreme heat this summer and want another cooldown, much cooler and less humid air is forecast to reach the area on Sunday.
Atlanta will see temperatures climb through the weekend and into the new week.
The San Francisco Bay area will see a few storm systems bring periods of rain to the area throughout the weekend before heavier rainfall moves in early in the new week.
While sunshine and pleasant conditions will hold through the weekend in the Los Angeles area, much needed rain will return to the drought-stricken region early in the new week.
The Detroit metro area will face a mix of snow and rain over the weekend as travelers head home after holiday festivities.
Mother Nature delivered a blast of fresh powder as a pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm struck the East, much to the delight of holiday skiers.
Seattle will see a plunge in temperatures as the holiday weekend winds down.
Chardon, OH (1996)
A bull's eye for lake effect snow for the month with more than 70".
New England (1921)
Heavy ice storm in New England with a buildup of over 3 inches. Power lines downed, trees destroyed. Damage totalled $10 million damage.
Lake Superior (1960)
A severe lake storm along the north shore of Lake Superior: waves 20-40 feet high, wind gust to 73 mph. Floods and waves caused structural damage.