An Eastern chilly spell will culminate in a widespread frost and freeze over the interior Northeast late Monday night into early Tuesday.
The area of widespread killing freeze, mostly 30 F and below, will span interior New England and most of New York state outside of the bigger cities. It will also reach into northern Pennsylvania and even along the Allegheny Highland into Maryland and West Virginia.
Cold spots as far south as northern Virginia, central Maryland, southeastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey will have frost, which will put any tender vegetation at risk for damage.
Spring thus far has been unusually warm with above-normal "growing degree days" in the Northeast. Perennial vegetation is more advanced than usual. Moreover, some gardeners have taken advantage of the early warmth to get flower and vegetable gardens under way.
Now, killing frosts threaten at a time near, if not one or two weeks after, the average date of the last killing frost. Needless to say, growers and gardeners having susceptible plants may wish to take action to afford protection for plants having early growth.
While rain will slice through portions of the Midwest and Northeast this week, it will interrupt the stretch of dry weather in store for most locations only briefly.
While waters will be slow to recede across flood-ravaged South Carolina, a stretch of dry weather will provide favorable conditions for cleanup efforts across the region.
One potential path for Joaquin will have the post-tropical cyclone reaching Ireland as early as Saturday.
Joaquin remains on track to make Europe its final destination with a part of the British Isles and western Europe first facing potential impacts this weekend.
The next round of rain for the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas will be at the end of the week into the start of the weekend.
Despite Hurricane Oho not making landfall across Hawaii, rough surf will rattle the islands into Friday.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (1992)
109 degrees - an all time October record.
An early season snowstorm produced 11 inches of snow in Wilkes Barre, PA and 26 inches at Auburn, NY
Punta Rassa, FL (near Ft. Myers) (1873)
Hurricane destroyed town; 14-foot tide.