A brief warmup is in store for residents of the Northeast this weekend before more fall-like conditions return.
Temperatures will gradually rise throughout the weekend, peaking on Sunday with widespread highs in the 70s and areas along the I-95 corridor topping out in the 80s.
Although Sunday is forecast to be the warmer day, Saturday looks to be better for spending time in the outdoors, such as playing a round of golf or going for a hike.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into the Northeast on Sunday ahead of the next shot of cool air, tracking from the Great Lakes to the region's coast.
Sunday will not be a complete washout with the greater chance of showers and thunderstorms coming during the afternoon.
The thunderstorms that move through the Northeast are not expected to produce severe weather, although lightning may still bring dangers for those unprotected in the outdoors.
Cooler, more fall-like weather will move over the region in the wake of the showers and thunderstorms, just in time for the start of the new week.
This translates to highs in the 60s and the potential for some early season frost in parts of the region's interior.
The trend of brief warmups followed by several days of cooler weather appears like it will be the trend through the remainder of the September, a pattern not atypical for autumn.
As we head into the heart of autumn, this weather pattern will likely continue.
With the average temperature steadily dropping throughout the season, the brief warmups will yield lower temperatures and frost will become more widespread on the chilly autumn nights.
The first frost along the I-95 corridor typically does not occur until late October.
Anyone still growing plants and vegetables in a home garden should pay attention to the overnight lows and take the proper precautions to protect their plants from the harmful frost.