Just when it was starting to feel like the dog days of summer again, fresh cooler and less humid air will settle over the Philadelphia area into the weekend.
Once dry weather is fully in control, the weather these days will be perfect for outdoor sports and activities. The air will still be warm enough for swimming, but it will be more bearable for those without air conditioning.
After a winter with above-average heating bills from the Midwest to the Northeast, the weather will continue to work toward keeping cooling costs down through the end of July.
While temperatures will climb back into the upper 80s for Saturday, humidity will remain low as dry weather holds. A spike in humidity will return the chance for a thunderstorm on Sunday.
Additional showers and thunderstorms will follow for Monday before yet another dose of Canadian air arrives next week.
AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
A strengthening storm system will bring the threat for flooding, mudslides and severe thunderstorms to areas from Italy into the Balkans later Friday into the weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
Cool weekend weather is in store for the Northeast after rain and thunderstorms dampen the region on Friday.
Binghamton, NY (2000)
1" of snow - the earliest date on record an inch or more of snow has fallen.
San Antonio, TX (2000)
A high temperature of 45 degrees (the average high on this date is 84 degrees).
New England (1804)
Extraordinary "Snow Hurricane" - snow mixed with heavy rains from Washington, D.C. on north - heavy snow in interior New England. Up to 2 feet in Green Mountains of Vermont.