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.
While Hurricane Cristobal will track east of the United States this week, it will spread rough surf along much of the Atlantic coast and will have some direct impact on Bermuda.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
While the weather over much of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts will be free of rain this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather will reach across part of the Central states.
Though Hurricane Marie will weaken through this week, it will bring dangerous waves and rip currents to Southern California.
After several days of summerlike warmth and humidity, cooler and more pleasant air will return to end the week.
A disturbance gathering spin over Gulf of Mexico will drift onshore in Texas before the end of the week with drenching showers and locally gusty thunderstorms.
South Carolina (1893)
First of 3 great hurricanes that year in SC. Over 1,000 people drowned in tidal surge at Charleston.
Miami, FL (1964)
Hurricane Cleo battered South Florida area, the first direct hit since 1950. Gusts to 135 mph, barometer 28.57 inches. Damage at $125 million.
East Coast (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria paralleled East Coast, causing serious flooding. It also spawned a tornado in Cape May County, NJ.