After some clouds stream overhead and rain inches close to Washington, D.C., this weekend, a surge of warmth and humidity will usher in the new week.
A wedge of dry air along the I-95 corridor from New England to northern Virginia will continue to fight to keep rain away this weekend.
Showers from the Appalachians will approach but the majority should fizzle before reaching the nation's capital.
Some clouds will still stream overhead through Sunday as high humidity remains absent.
Monday is when the door will open for warmer and more humid air to return. That steamy air will hold firm through Tuesday and Wednesday as temperatures soar back into the 90s.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are concerned that a cold front slicing into the heat and humid will trigger strong thunderstorms later Thursday.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
A strengthening storm system will bring the threat for flooding, mudslides and severe thunderstorms to areas from Italy into the Balkans later Friday into the weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
Cool weekend weather is in store for the Northeast after rain and thunderstorms dampen the region on Friday.
Binghamton, NY (2000)
1" of snow - the earliest date on record an inch or more of snow has fallen.
San Antonio, TX (2000)
A high temperature of 45 degrees (the average high on this date is 84 degrees).
New England (1804)
Extraordinary "Snow Hurricane" - snow mixed with heavy rains from Washington, D.C. on north - heavy snow in interior New England. Up to 2 feet in Green Mountains of Vermont.