Don't pack away the shorts and bathing suits just yet, as some late-summer warmth is on the way in the Northeast.
While the lack of extreme heat will continue in the Northeast, weather more typical of midsummer is in store for the region for a time this week.
High temperatures will reach well into the 80s F across New England and the central Appalachians, and can reach near the 90-degree mark along the Interstate 95 corridor during the middle of this week. Temperatures in this range are between 5 and 10 degrees above average for late August.
The heat will expand from the Midwest for a one- to three-day visit. The overall warmest day will be Wednesday.
New York City may add to its short list of 90-degree days this week. Areas from New York City to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia, will approach 90.
Along with surging warmth at midweek will be an uptick in humidity levels.
The combination of temperature, humidity, sunshine and other factors will result in AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures approaching 100 F for a few hours during the afternoon, especially from Philadelphia on south.
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and minimize strenuous physical activity during the afternoon hours.
Another trait of the pattern will be patchy dense fog during the morning hours. Most of the fog will occur over the valleys within the Appalachians.
As has been the case quite often this summer, a push of cooler air will spread southward across the region during the second half of the week. However, the cooling will have a more limited effect near and south of the Mason-Dixon Line, where a quick rebound is likely during the Labor Day weekend with at least partial sunshine.
Despite the lack of extreme heat this summer, temperatures at most locations east of the Appalachians have averaged close to normal. The summer has been more significantly cooler than average from the mountains to the Great Lakes region.
For people heading to the beach, surf conditions will build this week, but will diminish over the Labor Day weekend, due to Cristobal moving northward over the Atlantic Ocean.
Even though Cristobal will remain at sea, a strong northeasterly flow well away from the storm will also generate a stiff breeze from the beaches of Delmarva to the Carolinas for a time this week.
After natural disasters, it’s not uncommon to see pop-up charities appear, particularly around the holiday season.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
As the train of storms from the Pacific Ocean continues, rounds of rain and mountain snow will affect areas from the Northwest to the Intermountain West and Rockies through Christmas Day.
The train of storms that has pushed through California this month has brought welcome snow to Southern California ski resorts and helped launch their season after a slow start.
After a few mild days at the start of next week, temperatures will fall in time to create some wintry weather and travel woes for Christmas.
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