There is some good news for folks struggling with the cold in the New York City area and over much of the Central and Eastern states.
Temperatures will continue to step upward during the second half of this week and could touch 50 degrees in some locations this weekend.
A period of snow and freezing rain in some locations during Friday midday will make some roads and sidewalks slippery.
The January thaw will be accompanied by drenching rain Saturday into Saturday night. Ice moving downstream is already causing some flooding problems.
In the wake of the storm, it will turn cooler, but not colder immediately. This is because the source of the air moving in Sunday will be from the Pacific Ocean.
Additional doses of warm air will swing through during next week, prior to another possible visit by the polar vortex.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the warmup on the way and any concerns for flooding.
Hurricane Ignacio may enhance showers and stir rough surf for the Hawaiian Islands as it approaches next week.
After Erika brings heavy rain and locally gusty winds from Hispaniola eastern Cuba into Friday night, the system will move toward the Bahamas, the Keys and South Florida this weekend.
As many as seven tropical cyclones were churning throughout the world this past week, while smoke from wildfires across the Pacific Northwest led to poor air quality across the region.
Heat and humidity will return to Harrisburg this weekend and hang on into next week.
Heat will linger in Eastern Europe for much of the fall season; meanwhile, the British Isles and northwestern Europe can expect a stormy end to the season.
As Hurricane Katrina barreled towards the Gulf Coast, peaking at Category 5 strength while feasting on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, meteorologists around the country prepared to deliver one of the most crucial and life-saving forecasts in history.
Pennsylvania & New Jersey (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria caused severe floods in southeastern PA and NJ. Damage estimated at $138 million.
Colorado Springs, CO (1978)
Hail 6 inches deep.
Rochester, MN (1979)
2.73 inches of rain fell in 50 minutes making this the wettest August on record. (9.52 inches of rain so far this month). The heavy downpour flooded the streets of Rochester, stranding about 1,500 cars.