While the jury is still out on whether or not a snowstorm will unfold around New York City 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 New York City 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 if the storm materializes.
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.
A pair of disturbances tracking eastward from the Plains will bring bouts of showers and thunderstorms to the East through the rest of the week.
The San Francisco area will remain dry and warm into the Independence Day weekend.
A large area of high pressure over the West will keep temperatures above normal through the middle of the week.
The last major eruption of Mount Hakone occurred around 2,900 years ago, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be put to good use across the Midwest this week as a stormy weather pattern sets up over the region.
The combination of excessive heat and dry thunderstorms in many areas will add to the wildfire threat in the western part of United States and Canada through much of July.
Baton Rouge, LA (1989)
22.80" of rain for the month of June.
Evansville, IN (1991)
Apparent temperature of 112 degrees.
New York, NY (1992)
No 90-degree readings during June; the first June without any 90-degree heat since 1985.