After a stormy end to the week in New York City, much drier and more comfortable air has settled into the area.
This pleasant weather will last right into the first part of this week.
Humidity will remain quite low this weekend with abundant sunshine. High temperatures once again on Sunday will top out near 80 degrees.
The battle between summer and fall will continue over the next two weeks, according to Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok, as temperatures continue to fluctuate.
"The pattern through the Labor Day weekend looks to be progressive with episodes of warm and cool conditions for the Northeast," Pastelok said.
It will turn unsettled across the entire Northeast early next week, including in New York City. There will be a threat for showers and thunderstorms each day from late Monday through Wednesday.
After a cooler-than-normal summer 2014, the Northeast can anticipate more 90-degree days. Meanwhile, drought conditions will expand in the West.
Early indications suggest that the first tropical system of 2015 could spin up off the southern Atlantic Coast of the United States later this week.
Parts of this week will feel more like summer across the Midwest and Northeast with the warmest days of 2015 set to unfold.
Thunderstorms are set to return to the Plains for the first week of May following a relatively quiet end to April.
Very warm Saharan air will spread across southern Europe through much of this week.
Austin, TX (1922)
Two tornadoes hit the city 30 minutes apart; 12 people died.
Monroe, LA (1989)
Severe hailstorm (hail as big as oranges) damaged thousands of cars.
El Campo, TX (1991)
Winds gust to 105 mph during a severe thunderstorm.