Millions of people impacted by Sandy will have no power or heat through late this week and weekend, and unfortunately, chilly air and a gusty breeze will be in place.
Highs will be held in the 50s on through the weekend along the I-95 corridor from Boston to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., with lows dipping into the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Across the interior Northeast, from the Appalachians on westward, highs will top out in the 40s for most places. A few spots in the central and southern Appalachians, especially where heavy snow from Sandy fell, highs will fail to climb out of the mid- to upper 30s. Lows will fall below freezing in the coldest locations. This degree of cold with no heat can be very dangerous.
It will remain breezy through the rest of the week and into the weekend with sustained winds of 10-20 mph and locally higher gusts. With the breeze factored in, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will be even lower than actual temperatures.
A few showers will linger across the interior into the weekend as well.
"Trying to stay warm still no power," tweeted @jlsmith early Thursday morning, Nov. 1, 2012.
Sandy Batters Mid-Atlantic Region
Extensive flooding occurred in coastal areas of New Jersey and along the Atlantic coast of Maryland due to Sandy's storm surge on Monday.
Large sections of the Atlantic City Boardwalk were floating around in the floodwaters, while famous piers were destroyed.
"Iconic AC pier - destroyed!" tweeted Serena Marshall on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
Besides destruction of famous piers and landmarks, significant beach erosion occurred along the New Jersey coast.
Minor storm surge flooding also occurred in the Chesapeake Bay. Early Tuesday at high tide, minor tidal flooding was occurring around Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
While water surged toward the coast, torrential rainfall and high winds pounded the mid-Atlantic region.
Peak wind gusts include 60 mph in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.; 88 mph in Montclair, N.J.; 81 mph in Allentown, Pa.; 79 mph in Highland Beach, Md.; and 79 mph in Chester Gap, Va.
Governor Christie said early Tuesday that there were 2.4 million customers with no electricity in New Jersey, twice the number of power outages caused by Irene in 2011.
A tropical wave is likely to become the Atlantic Basin's next tropical storm as it approaches or crosses the Caribbean Sea later this week and potentially pose eventual threats to North America.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region to end this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
Downpours will not be so quick to depart Texas as other parts of the central United States into Monday, further heightening the risk of flooding.
Wintry weather marked the first days of autumn across parts of the Mountain West as snow mixed in with the changing fall foliage.
Gusty winds will accompany a push of chilly air across the Great Lakes from Sunday night through Tuesday.
El Cordnazo, CA (1939)
Greatest September rainstorm with 5.42 inches in 24 hours at L.A. Floods killed 45; $2 million damage.
Southern CA (1970)
Record late September heat wave seared Southern CA for a week. L.A. hit 105 degrees; San Diego hit 97 degrees.
New Jersey (1975)
4-day rains of 7.50 to 11.00 inches. Flooding in northern part of the state.