Dry, cold weather will stick around Harrisburg into the weekend, following the atmospheric dramatics from Tuesday and Wednesday.
While early Black Friday shoppers venturing out will have to face the cold weather, winds should be light Friday through the weekend and storms will stay away.
Accumulating snow around the Great Lakes will not venture this far south but a few communities may have a passing flurry.
Temperatures on Friday will start the day close to 20 degrees and will crawl back into the 30s in the afternoon with the aid of sunshine.
Temperatures are forecast to trend upward Sunday but will still average well below normal for the end of November and early December.
The combination of excessive heat and dry thunderstorms in many areas will add to the wildfire threat in the western part of United States and Canada through much of July.
Americans will be hoping for clear skies this Saturday, July 4, as they look to enjoy dazzling fireworks displays, in addition to other popular Fourth of July activities.
A pair of disturbances tracking eastward from the Plains will bring bouts of showers and thunderstorms to the East through the rest of the week.
Tuesday, June 30, will be the longest day of the year by exactly 1 second.
The heat wave that started across Spain and Portugal, will spread across much of Europe this week with some of the hottest conditions of the year.
The last major eruption of Mount Hakone occurred around 2,900 years ago, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
New York, NY (1992)
No 90-degree readings during June; the first June without any 90-degree heat since 1985.
Vernon Hill, UT (1994)
Wind gust to 84 mph.
Boston, MA (1999)
No measurable rain the entire month of June (normal is 3.09").