The same storm bringing snow to the northern Rockies and High Plains now will drive a blast of freezing temperatures into the Upper Midwest and Northeast this weekend. Much cooler air will also invade the Southeast.
The reprise of wintry temperatures will follow rain and wet snow over the western Great Lakes and potentially destructive thunderstorms from the eastern Great Lakes to the Ohio Valley Friday night.
If you have purchased and/or planted tender plants and vegetables, you will want to protect them from the anticipated frost or freeze by covering them or bringing potted items indoors.
The risk area for a frost or freeze will stretch from eastern North Dakota and much of Minnesota to Ohio, Michigan and southwestern Ontario Saturday night, then as far east as the suburbs of the Interstate 95 cities from Richmond to New York City to Portland, Maine Sunday night.
Gusty winds will accompany the dramatic change to colder weather. For a time, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures during daylight hours may dip into the 20s and 30s.
This weekend for much of the Midwest and Northeast will hardly be shorts and t-shirt weather. A warm jacket or hooded sweatshirt may be your best friend if you have any outdoor plans.
With the exception of the Florida Peninsula, in the Southeast, if you mind cool weather, you will probably need a jacket or sweater during the evening and night time hours.
On the heels of Danielle, another weak tropical system will move onshore from the Gulf of Mexico with drenching downpours and the risk of flash flooding.
The risk of thunderstorms and severe weather will return to the north-central United States this weekend, including some areas that were hit by violent storms on Wednesday.
At least 23 people have died in West Virginia as a result of extreme flooding that inundated portions of the state on Thursday.
Another round of sizzling heat threatens to aggravate the ongoing wildfire situation across the southwestern United States through early week.
Showers threaten to cause delays on a nearly daily basis next week at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.
After dealing with heavy thunderstorms and heat to start the weekend, Germany will welcome more seasonable temperatures and fewer downpours early next week.
Ohio Valley, Lower Great Lakes (1988)
Extreme Heat: Location: High Temperature(F): Canton, OH 100 Erie, PA 100 Milwaukee, WI 100 Pittsburgh, PA 98 (June record) Youngstown, PA 99 (hottest so early in season) Buffalo, NY 96 Toledo, OH 104 (June record) Detroit, MI 104 (June record tied) Chicago, IL 103 Cleveland, OH 104 (all-time record) Ft. Wayne, IN 106 (all-time record tied) South Bend, IN 104 (June record) Cincinnati, OH 102 Dayton, OH 102 (June record) Evansville, IN 101 Indianapolis, IN 102 (June record tied) Lexington, KY 101
Tupelo, MS (1991)
Flooding downpours: 1.25" or rain in 15 minutes; water reached the level of car windows in the street.
Holden Beach, NC (1994)
76 mph wind gust in a thunderstorm.