Warm weather fans in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area will have something to be happy about this week. However Atlantic Ocean bathers may face rough surf prior to the holiday weekend due to Cristobal.
A flow of dry, cool air that moved in over the weekend will be replaced by building warmth and humidity under sunshine through the middle of the week.
High temperatures each day of the week will be in the 80s F with 90-degree weather possible Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures typically range from a low of 63 to a high of 82 during the last week of August.
AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will stop well short of extreme levels reached in the Midwest from Monday, where values reached the 120-degree mark.
The pattern will have fans buzzing and air conditioners humming, before a cooling trend toward the end of the week.
For people trying to get a last-minute break at the beach, there is a concern prior to the weekend.
While Cristobal is forecast to remain at sea, the system will get strong enough and close enough to generate rough surf later this week. There will be the potential for rip currents to become strong and frequent Wednesday into Friday.
Meanwhile in the eastern Pacific, Marie became the strongest hurricane in years and will send big waves and dangerous surf toward Southern California this week.
For those traveling this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather with showers and thunderstorms will move slowly eastward through the Central states.
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A tropical disturbance will sweep across Florida and the Bahamas with enhanced downpours and rough surf into the middle of the week.
On Monday, Aug. 21, the event that millions have anticipated will unfold when the moon passes directly in front of the sun.
Tropical Rainstorm Harvey will continue to track toward Central America with heavy rainfall, gusty thunderstorms and dangerous seas early this week. Harvey could regenerate over the next several days.
Heat and humidity surging from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley into the Northeast will be the key ingredients for severe weather to develop Tuesday and Tuesday night.
A bout of locally heavy rain will impact northern and western areas of the United Kingdom Sunday night into Tuesday as moisture from Gert crosses the British Isles.
The government of Portugal has issued a state of public calamity as wildfires continue to burn across the country ahead of a weekend heat wave.
In addition to Harvey, two additional tropical features are being monitored in the Atlantic basin but rapid development is unlikely at this time.
A renewed threat for severe weather and flooding will emerge over the midwestern United States into Monday night.