While Sunday featured rising temperatures, even warmer air will reach New York City on Memorial Day.
Temperatures will once again soar on Memorial Day, exceeding Sunday's high and and reaching a high in the middle 80s.
Humidity will also stay low and prevent the holiday from feeling muggy.
The other good news for those attending memorial ceremonies, picnics, concerts and parades on Monday is that thunderstorms streaming into northern New England will stay well to the north of the city and its suburbs.
The Little Neck-Douglaston Parade in Queens, one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the country, should have no weather issues. However, those attending will want to pack some sunscreen and have sunglasses handy as the sun will be strong.
Those heading to the beach for opening season should not be fooled by the warm air temperatures. Water temperatures remain on the chilly side and may be dangerous to enter. Surf temperatures range from the middle 50s to near 60. With water this cool, there is a risk of cold water shock.
Showers and thunderstorms will return on Tuesday as the warmth hangs on and humidity increases.
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An end to the early taste of summer will come by Wednesday as the passage of a cold front opens the door for noticeably cooler and less humid air to arrive.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Jordan Root contributed to the content of this story.
Former Typhoon Matmo continues to wreak havoc across portions of China.
Strong and severe thunderstorms from Canada and the northern Plains will shift into the Midwest and Ohio Valley in time for the weekend.
A tornado touched down and wreaked havoc at Cherrystone Campground in Virginia on Thursday morning, causing two fatalities and leaving 36 injured.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
A potent storm system moving out of the Northwest United States will bring an elevated risk of tornadoes to parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Thursday.
Just when it was starting to feel like the dog days of summer again, Pittsburgh will get another early taste of September Friday.
Sandusky, OH (1995)
3.22" of rain in less than 2 hours. Many roads were flooded.
Rowan, NC (1996)
4" of rain in 45 minutes.
Southern California (1996)
7-10 foot swells on the beaches from a powerful storm south of Tahiti. Life guards had to make more than 500 rescues due to the rough surf.