After a stormy end to the week in New York City, much drier and more comfortable air has settled into the area.
This pleasant weather will last right into the first part of this week.
Humidity will remain quite low this weekend with abundant sunshine. High temperatures once again on Sunday will top out near 80 degrees.
The battle between summer and fall will continue over the next two weeks, according to Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok, as temperatures continue to fluctuate.
"The pattern through the Labor Day weekend looks to be progressive with episodes of warm and cool conditions for the Northeast," Pastelok said.
It will turn unsettled across the entire Northeast early next week, including in New York City. There will be a threat for showers and thunderstorms each day from late Monday through Wednesday.
A disturbance will swing across the Midwest and fire a round of severe thunderstorms to end the weekend.
Hurricane Guillermo will continue its path towards Hawaii in the coming days bringing large swells and enhanced rainfall to the islands.
After months of below-normal rainfall, Santiago, Chile, could finally receive several days of rainfall this week.
The air felt like an exceptional 163 F in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, on Friday and similar or worse conditions will follow.
Cooler conditions will move into the Interior Northeast early this week, but the warmth will hold on a little longer along the Interstate-95 corridor.
After a very hot end to July, some relief is on the way this week for Seattle and other areas of the Northwest.
New England (1975)
"Hot Saturday" 107 degrees in New Bedford and Chester, MA All-time hottest day - 104 degrees in Providence, RI (also all-time record for state) 100 degrees in Nantucket for the first time
Heat wave continues for the following: Abilene - 41 consecutive days of 98 degrees or higher, tied 1952 record. Dallas/Ft. Worth - 41st consecutive day of 100 degrees + El Paso - 51st consecutive day of 100 degrees +
Chicago, IL (1988)
100 degrees -- 7th day of 100 degrees or higher in 1088 -- an all-time record number.