Publication Date October 17, 2016

Record-breaking heat in October

United States

While the trees may be telling us it's fall with their brilliant colors, summer will be making a comeback for much of the eastern half of the country early this week...

A "Bermuda High" has set up a southwesterly flow of air over land. As that air continually passes over hot, dry land, it picks up more heat from the earth, which has been warmed by the mid-autumn sun.

Gusty, dry winds will also increase on Tuesday along with the heat. Record warmth will settle in, with temperatures again soaring into the 80s and 90s for many locations.

The core of the warmest temperatures will reside in the South and Southeastern U.S., but record-breaking temperatures will extend north, all the way up to Chicago, and eastward to New York City and Boston.