Warm days and chilly nights will continue around Atlanta and northern Georgia through Black Friday, before cooler air arrives this weekend.
A zone of high pressure extends from the northern Gulf Coast to New England and Atlantic Canada through the end of the week.
However, a cold front will sweep through the area Friday night with only a stray shower.
The front will slash temperatures by nearly 20 degrees or so Saturday. Temperatures will trend upward Sunday into Monday.
Local travel weather will remain about as good as it gets for the middle of November through the weekend, despite fluctuating temperatures.
Skyline of Midtown Atlanta, Ga., and Lake Meer from Piedmont Park. Image by Photos.com
For those heading to the beaches this weekend, a storm at sea can continue to bring locally rough surf and strong rip currents through Friday from North Carolina to the Florida Atlantic coast. Gulf waters will be tranquil.
The chance of rain will increase Monday night as a storm reaches the Mississippi Valley.
The most likely time for showers and perhaps thunderstorms, as well as travel delays in the Atlanta area, would be Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Parts of the South could experience severe thunderstorms from the system.
The storm, currently over the northern Pacific Ocean is forecast to move southeastward over the Rockies this weekend.
In terms of potential travel delays, and current forecast speed, the same storm could spread a dose of rain to the swath from Washington, D.C. to New York City and Boston Tuesday into Wednesday. A swath of snow on the northwestern flank of the storm is possible.
Unsettled weather will rule in Atlanta this weekend and into the new week, with the chance of thunderstorms each day.
Dallas will see continued periods of heat and dry weather with temperatures expected to reach 100 F Sunday and Monday.
It was a busy week around the globe for severe weather as Typhoon Neoguri inundated Japan, deadly storms wreaked havoc across the Northeast and sweltering heat moved into the Northwest.
Commemorating French Independence Day, the city of New Orleans will celebrate Bastille Day this weekend, but storms may half festivities.
The mercury will continue to soar in Seattle throughout the weekend and into early next week with temperatures reaching near record highs Sunday through Tuesday.
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Memphis, TN (1980)
108 degrees -- all-time record high.
Walker, IA (1992)
3.5 inches of rain in just one hour caused stream and river flooding.
New Jersey, NY (1895)
Cherry Hill Tornado in North Jersey caused $50,000 damage; funnel then descended at New York City in Harlem and Woodhaven, where one was killed; ended as a waterspout in Jamaica Bay; New York City damage totalled $43,000. Note: This is not the Cherry Hill in South Jersey.