Slightly cooler, less humid air has settled over the Philadelphia area this weekend.
High pressure from Canada is sliding southeastward into the area. However, this high is not quite as cool as some of its predecessors in recent weeks.
The remainder of the weekend will feature a good deal of sunshine with high temperatures slightly below average for the end of August, but still enjoyable for most outdoor activities. Temperatures are forecast to sneak just past 80 degrees.
It should cool off enough at night to shut off the air conditioners and open the windows.
The only concern for travelers will be the chance of patchy fog along the rivers early in the morning on Sunday.
Temperatures and humidity will increase next week. However, it appears that one or more rounds of thunderstorms will keep the heat at bay during most of the week. The pattern could yield locally gusty storms.
A sprawling heat wave will be in full throttle over the Central states next week.
Heat may try to build eastward toward Philadelphia and much of the East Coast over the Labor Day weekend, which could continue the swimming season a bit longer for those who have the time off.
A major Thanksgiving Day storm threatens to ruin holiday events across the Central states with flooding rain, snow, a glaze of ice and fog.
Sandra remains on track to target northern Mexico Friday and Saturday, but it should be much weaker at landfall than the major hurricane status it reached Wednesday afternoon.
Unsettled weather will stretch across the United Kingdom on 27th November as millions set out in search of the best Black Friday deals on offer.
Winterlike conditions will continue disrupt travel across the Intermountain West leading up to Thanksgiving.
Compared to Thanksgiving Day in 2014, this Thanksgiving will be substantially warmer in the Northeast.
Wet weather will stretch from Texas to Michigan and could impact shoppers and slow travel during Black Friday.
A dozen tornadoes across these states.
Astoria, Or (1998)
5.56 inches of rain fell, setting a new all-time record. the previous rainfall record was 4.53 inches from January 9, 1966.
Great Appalachian Storm (24th-26th) developed greatest wind force, deepest snow, most severe early-season cold in history of the Northeast: 18.8 inches of snow at Akron, OH; Youngstown, OH, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.7 inches and a maximum single storm total of 28.7 inches; Steubenville, OH, had a maximum single storm total of 36.3 inches; Pittsburgh, PA, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 27.7 inches; and Charleston, WV had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 15.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 25.6 inches. At coastal stations such as Newark and Boston single-minute wind speeds in excess of 80 mph were registered. There was a 108 mph gust at Newark. Peak gusts of 110 were noticed at Concord, NH; 108 mph at Newark, NJ; and 100 mph at Hartford, CT. Atop Mt. Washington, a wind gust of 160 mph hit from the southeast early on the 26th. Central Park, in the heart of sheltered Manhattan Island, set an 80-year record of 70 mph.