Despite a mild weekend, waves of colder air will bring rounds of snow.
The warmth through Sunday will continue to reduce the snow cover gradually throughout the region, as well as the giant piles of snow at shopping malls and along the borders of streets. Sudden fluctuations are possible on the rivers as ice may begin to break and shift.
This mild pattern will soon come to an end.
A weak system will bring a bit of snow that will leave little or no accumulation late Saturday night into Sunday.
Another weak system may swing through with a bit of snow Monday night into Tuesday.
A third system will have to be watched for the potential for more substantial snow by Wednesday.
Heat will be erased by an autumnlike air mass across parts of northern Europe.
The combination of moisture from Erika and a non-tropical system will drench areas from Florida to the Georgia coast through the middle of the week.
A rapid shutdown of tropical activity and an end to hurricane season in early September is not likely this year, despite a strong El Nino.
Typhoons and building drought will impact more than one billion people in southeastern Asia this fall.
The vast majority of the time through the Labor Day weekend will feature sunshine with unseasonably warm afternoons around New York City.
Fall will make an early debut across the Northwest as October-like chill spreads across the region for the first week of September.
Washington Co., IA (1897)
Hail fell and drifted in piles 6 feet deep in Washington County.
Yuma, AZ (1950)
123 degrees - hottest temperature ever in Yuma. Yuma is the hottest city in the U.S.
Los Angeles, CA (1955)
110 degrees, hottest day ever in September. This mark was tied September 4, 1988.