While the jury is still out on whether or not a snowstorm will unfold around Boston next Thursday, much colder air is on the way.
First, chilly air with rounds of gusty winds will impact the area this weekend.
Next, the cold will ease on Monday.
However, much colder air is forecast to spread into Boston and along much of the Atlantic Seaboard during the middle of next week.
The pattern will yield the lowest temperatures of the season so far and perhaps a major storm with wind, rain and snow.
High temperatures are likely to be no better than the 40s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week and could be held to the 30s on one or more days.
The details on the storm or a near-miss will continue to be added into next week, but if you have been putting off tuning up the furnace or getting fuel for it, now might be the time.
Another visit from the Polar Vortex will deliver unseasonably cool air to the Midwest, preceded by rounds of thunderstorms, including severe weather.
Welcome dry weather for cleanup efforts across Japan in the wake of Neoguri will be brief.
As the Northeast continues to clean up from destructive storms early this week, more rounds of severe weather and flash flooding loom for early next week.
Parts of the South will get major relief from heat, humidity and storms next week while other locations will be at greater risk for flash flooding.
Heat-related dangers will be on the rise over the weekend for much of the Northwest as scorching heat settles in.
Yellowstone National Park's Firehole Lake Drive was closed Thursday, July 10, as portions of the roadway's asphalt melted amid the summer's recent heat wave in the Northwest.
Boston, MA (1825)
Very hot summer: 102 degrees capped a 13-day heat wave; July mean temperature was 77.6 degrees.
Mt. Washington, NH (1888)
Heavy snow reached almost to base of mountain. Snow whitened peaks of Green Mountains.
Bennett, CO (1888)
118 degrees, highest temperature for state (disputed temperature, but still listed as official).