A spectacular change is in store for cold-weary areas east of the Mississippi River. Temperatures are forecast to soar into the 60s and 70s from Chicago to Atlanta and New York City starting this weekend.
To put the warmup into perspective, consider Chicago. The low temperature on Wednesday was a frigid 20 degrees, cold for even January standards.
For high temperatures Saturday and Sunday, AccuWeather is forecasting 57 degrees F and 64 degrees F, which are more reminiscent of early October than mid-November.
Similarly, after Wednesday morning lows in the 20s and 30s, high temperatures on Sunday and Monday will hit the 50s and 60s form Philadelphia to New York City and Boston. The mercury could even climb into the 70s for Washington, D.C., on Monday.
Farther south, Wednesday started off at only 28 degrees F in Atlanta, but by Sunday and Monday, highs will climb into the 70s.
The warmup will not stick around for too long, however. Another powerful cold front will sweep across the United states, and replace the early fall-like temperatures with the chill of midwinter once again for the middle of next week.
Smoke created hazy, orange views in Los Angeles on Saturday as the Sand Fire continued to rage less than 40 miles away from the city's downtown.
Darby will continue to deliver locally heavy rain, gusty winds and rough surf to Hawaii into early Monday. But the tropical storm will provide long-term benefits.
Gusty thunderstorms will target the northeastern United States on Monday, but will fail to sweep away the baking heat gripping the region.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures soaring across the northwestern United States during the final week of July.
Downpours will spread from the lower Mississippi Valley to eastern and central Texas early this week, delivering needed rain but raising the concern for flash flooding.
With the heat of summer comes many unwelcomed pests, including mosquitoes, ants, fruit flies, wasps and stink bugs, into outdoor spaces and homes.
A record cold morning: 43 degrees at Alpena and 42 degrees St. Ste. Marie.
10 million people were left homeless by torrential rains over a 12 day period. 90 people were killed by floods in the state of West Bengal.
Atlantic City, NJ (1997)
6.09" of rain from Tropical Storm Danny.