While parts of the western U.S. will get a taste of winter this week, the weather across the Northeast will be typical of early fall and ideal for outdoor activities.
High pressure will remain in place through the rest of this week and into the weekend.
This feature will keep any rain-producing weather systems out of the region and allow for plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures.
The first full day of fall brought rather cool weather to some areas, as highs from upstate New York to Maine were only in the 40s and 50s. The rest of the region climbed into the upper 50s and 60s.
There will be a gradual warming trend as the week progresses. The areas that only reached the 50s and 60s early in the week will warm into the 60s and 70s by the end of the week.
The nights and early mornings will have a cool, autumnal feel to them, especially in areas away from the big cities.
With mainly clear skies and light winds at night, patchy fog will develop and linger a short time past sunrise.
The fog will mainly form in areas away from larger metropolitan locations. Morning commuters in outlying and rural areas should be prepared for reduced visibility in spots.
This dry weather pattern will likely persist into the weekend, although the temperature trend will plateau.
Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be very close to the late-week temperatures. In addition, humidity levels will remain rather low.
This will be quite different from last weekend, which featured cloudy and damp conditions, along with cooling temperatures as a cold front moved through the region.
Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Mike Doll
Temperatures will take a tumble across the northeastern United States during the first half of this week.
Beneficial rain will douse California late this week, with the potential for some rain to reach southern portions of the state.
Following a chilly World Series opener during Tuesday evening, a chilly rain may threaten play for Game 2 in Cleveland on Wednesday evening.
A strengthening tropical cyclone will unleash heavy rain and strong winds on areas from western Myanmar to northeast India and Bangladesh this week.
Cool air that has been in place across the United Kingdom over the past week will be replaced with milder air by the middle of the week.
Flooding downpours and thunderstorms will target a part of the central United States from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.
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"The 25th day of Oct., 1758, a very stormy day of snow, the 26th snowed all day, storm held from Friday night until Saturday morning." by Ebeneser Byles, Town Clerk of Ashford.
Tampa, FL (1921)
Hurricane "most destructive/highest tide," pressure 28.81"/975.6 mb, winds 100 mph, tide 10.5 feet, six dead and $3 million damage.
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