Rescue crews combing the wreckage left in the wake of Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan will welcome dry weather this weekend, but cold temperatures will endanger those without shelter or power.
The dry weather will prevail throughout northern and central Japan this weekend with an area of high pressure overhead, aiding rescue and cleanup operations.
Those left without shelter or power, however, will be faced with chilly conditions into Saturday.
Temperatures in Sendai, one of the larger cities located closest to the earthquake's epicenter, will dip into the upper 20s (F) Friday night (local time) . Highs on Saturday will only recover to around 40 degrees.
The weekend will end on a milder note with afternoon highs on Sunday rising to near 50 degrees.
Tokyo, which also endured intense shaking during the powerful earthquake, will not be exempt from the cool weather. Temperatures will plummet down to around freezing Friday night before recovering into the lower 50s F on Saturday.
The dry conditions will not last into early next week. More substantial rain will return to central and northern Japan Monday afternoon and night.
That rain will be followed by an invasion of fresh cold air during the middle of next week. Snow may also accompany the cold blast in Sendai.
Tropical Depression 8 should strengthen into a tropical storm before impacting the coastal Carolinas with rough surf and heavy downpours early this week.
Despite struggling to do so last week, a tropical depression has developed just south of Florida and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States this week.
Brief relief from heat and humidity will arrive in the northeastern United States at the start of September.
Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan near Sendai early in the new week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Hawaii is facing two tropical threats this week as Madeline and Lester churn westward.
Slow-moving and repetitive downpours will raise the risk for flash flooding along the western Gulf Coast into early week.
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2 inches of snow.
Pennsylvania & New Jersey (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria caused severe floods in southeastern PA and NJ. Damage estimated at $138 million.
Colorado Springs, CO (1978)
Hail 6 inches deep.