As the NFL returns to London on Sunday, so will a welcome surge of milder temperatures.
Sunday's NFL matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicks off in London's Wembley Stadium at 6 p.m. (local time, 1 p.m. EDT).
Fans can enjoy NFL-themed festivities all weekend though, with the weather being equally pleasing.
Highlights of the weekend, in addition to the game, include Saturday afternoon's NFL Fan Rally with a Tailgate Party following nearly 24 hours later.
Both events were extremely popular last year with more than 38,000 fans in attendance at the NFL Fan Rally and 45,000 enjoying the Tailgate Party, according to Wembley Stadium's official website.
No rain gear or heavy jackets will be needed for the thousands of fans likely headed to this weekend's festivities.
Instead, sunshine will prevail Saturday with temperatures seasonably warming through the 50s F (lower teens C). A surge of warmth will send temperatures to 64 degrees (18 degrees C) Sunday. Dry weather and a mixture of clouds and sunshine will compliment the day.
The only thing fans may complain about is the breeze that will blow both days.
A pleasant 62 degrees (17 degrees C) is expected when the game between the Bears and Buccaneers finally kicks off at 6 p.m. Temperatures will then fall into the upper 50s (around 14 degrees C) as the following four quarters are played.
Rain being absent from Sunday's forecast is definitely good news, especially to the coaches and players. In the event of rain, the roof of Wembley Stadium can be closed to keep most fans dry, but the field remains exposed.
Wembley Stadium has hosted an NFL game every year since 2005 in what is being dubbed the Pepsi Max International Series.
The chilliest air of the season so far will settle over much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will bring frost to more areas than experienced frost early this week.
Tropical moisture from the approaching Odile will deliver another round of heavy rain and flooding downpours to the interior Southwest by the middle of this week.
The remnants of Odile have the potential to bring heavy rain and flooding to parts of the Plains and Midwest late this week after hitting the Southwest.
On Tuesday, Edouard became the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since Sandy. While the hurricane remains at sea, rough surf will reach some Atlantic coast beaches.
A raging wildfire, which erupted Monday afternoon, has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures and has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents in Northern California, near Weed.
On Sunday night, a fiery ball of light ignited across the darkened skies of the northeastern United States, illuminating the heavens in a momentary flash of eerie daylight.
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27 degrees, concluded shortest growing season (100 days).
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Hurricane Gilbert has travelled 2,050 miles since becoming a hurricane on Sept. 11. The storm was centered 130 miles south of Brownsville, TX, just 40 miles off the Mexican coast. Central pressure was 948 MB (27.99 inches), sustained winds of 120 mph and was tracking to the west at 12 mph. The storm came ashore at Tamaulipas, Mexico, during the evening.
At 6:00 p.m. EDT, Hurricane Hugo was located approximately 400 miles east-southeast of San Juan, P.R. With maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, Hugo was moving west-northwest at 12 mph.