After a brief cooldown, very warm and humid weather will bounce back in New York City during the Labor Day weekend.
High temperatures around the region, including at the U.S. Open, will rise from the lower 80s on Saturday to the upper 80s on Sunday and could flirt with the 90-degree mark on Labor Day.
An increase in humidity, which will especially be noticed Sunday and Labor Day, will contribute to even higher AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.
For people heading to the beach, surf conditions will be much better than recent days on Saturday. However, an increase in winds at the coast will stir up surf some for a time on Sunday.
Much of the time will be free of rain this weekend. However, there will be spotty showers and thunderstorms popping up in the building warmth and humidity Sunday and Monday.
The afternoon hours will be the most active time of these days.
Indications are that there will be more warm, rather than cool, days through the middle of September, which will be a bit of a switch from most of the summer.
Another round of strong winds will howl across northern Europe on Tuesday.
Another storm system will bring more heavy rain and flooding to northern Pakistan and India this week.
While portions of the mid-Atlantic have enjoyed a day or two of spring warmth in March, most of New York and New England will finally break out of the persistent winter chill.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
It was a very active day Monday along the "Ring of Fire," the zone of seismic activity in the Pacific Basin.
As Monday morning ushered in dark skies near the Columbia, South Carolina, area, onlookers were treated to a unique cloud formation known as asperatus clouds.
State College, PA (1998)
87 degrees - warmest ever in March.
Lincoln, ME (2001)
26" of snow.
Miami, FL (2003)
The warmest March on record in South Florida concluded with the coldest weather of the month. The high of 65 degrees set a record low maximum for the date and was the only day of the month the high temperature failed to reach at least 80 degrees. The average temperature in Miami was 78.8 for the month of March.