Warm weather fans in the New York City area will have something to be happy about this week. However bathers may face rough surf prior to the holiday weekend due to Cristobal.
A flow of dry, cool air that moved in over the weekend will be replaced by building warmth and humidity under sunshine through the middle of the week. Tennis fans and players at the U.S. Open will have to put up with the heat.
High temperatures through Wednesday will flirt with the 90-degree mark. Temperatures typically range from a low of 66 to a high of 81 during the last week of August.
AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will stop well short of extreme levels reached in the Midwest from Monday, where values reached the 120-degree mark.
The pattern in the East will have fans buzzing and air conditioners humming, before a cooling trend toward the end of the week.
For people trying to get a last-minute break at the beach, there is a concern prior to the weekend.
While Cristobal is forecast to remain at sea, the system will get strong enough and close enough to generate rough surf later this week. There will be the potential for rip currents to become strong and frequent Wednesday into Friday.
Meanwhile in the eastern Pacific, Marie became the strongest hurricane in years and will send big waves and dangerous surf toward Southern California this week.
For those traveling this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather with showers and thunderstorms will move slowly eastward through the Central states.
Rounds of severe thunderstorms, including the potential for flooding rain and tornadoes, will continue to erupt over the central United States this week.
As the unofficial start to summer approaches this week, the longest stretch of warmth so far this year will surge into the northeastern United States.
Conditions will become favorable for tropical development over the Atlantic Ocean, in the vicinity of the southeastern United States toward the end of May into early June.
Showers and thunderstorms may strike during Corpus Christi events across Germany on Thursday.
Rain caused additional delays at the French Open on Monday, but dry weather is expected on Tuesday.
Researchers are considering a monumental feat to increase the annual rainfall across the arid desert regions of the United Arab Emirates which would involve constructing a large, man-made mountain.
Brownsville, TX (1998)
Just 0.04" of rain since April.
Abilene, TX (2000)
109 degrees, hottest ever in May.
Knoxville, TN (1807)
Hail 10" in circumference hail; a tornado went over the river, sucking fish out of the water.