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The frost threat is coming to an end with temperatures starting to rise. Warmer days await the Northeast this Memorial Day holiday weekend with summer warmth set to dominate next week.
It might feel more like late October rather than late May in the Northeast early Saturday morning as temperatures dip well below normal.
Frost will threaten gardens across the region as chilly air moves in from Canada.
The coldest air will focus across the interior Northeast with some locations bottoming out in the 20s.
Homeowners who have already planted their annual flowers and vegetation should take the proper precautions to protect their plants from the potentially damaging cold.
If left out unprotected, the frost or freeze could damage or even kill vegetation that is sensitive to the cold weather.
People can take simple steps, such as covering their plants or moving them under cover, to keep them shielded from the danger the cold weather brings.
Areas near the coast shouldn't have to worry about there being a frost or freeze with temperatures forecast to bottom out in the 40s.
This includes cities along the Interstate 95 corridor from Baltimore all the way up into Boston and Portland, Maine.
This potential for a freeze is occurring later than normal across the Northeast.
In a typical year, many areas outside of the White, Green and Adirondack Mountains experience their last freeze of the season by the middle of May.
This chill is not expected to last long as temperatures gradually warm through the Memorial Day Weekend.
With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start to summer, AccuWeather Expert Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok stated that this should be the last threat of a frost and freeze from Pennsylvania southward.
"If it clears out during the last weekend of May, there could be another frost across the interior of New York to northern New England," added Pastelok. "However, that frost threat does not look to be as widespread as this Saturday morning."
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While it has already been abnormally hot in the southern Plains since the start of May, Mother Nature is getting ready to crank up the heat yet another notch this week.
Hot and dry summer weather is expected to persist in the western U.S. this week, perpetuating the wildfire threat and risk of heat-related illness.
In the wake of showers and thunderstorms that will enhance the risk of flash flooding, cooler air will invade the northeastern United States by midweek.
Beryl has redeveloped well off the coast of the mid-Atlantic, but is not expected to have major impacts on land.
While the southeastern U.S. is no stranger to humid, stormy conditions, widespread wet weather will be more disruptive than usual this week.
In the aftermath of the disastrous and historic flooding across western Japan, survivors and recovery crews will continue to face sweltering heat and humidity.
In the United States, more people have died from being left in hot cars than from lightning strikes so far this year.
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