With November looming in less than a week, Mother Nature Sunday brought spring- and summer-like temperatures to the central and southern United States and promised more for the week to come. Record-equaling high temperatures 25 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year were headed east, spreading from the southern Plains through the Ohio Valley en route to the East Coast, Accuweather.com reported.
High pressure over the South allowed warm air to travel up from Mexico, and saw towns and cities all across the central United States break seasonal records, including Salt Lake City, which broke a 50-year-old record by one degree as temperatures hit 79 Friday and Saturday. Tucson, Arizona, saw high temperatures all last week, eventually hitting 95 Saturday. Parents are being warned not to leave young children in cars after one child died Wednesday when the temperature hit 85.
Dallas saw temperatures hit 92 Sunday. While the East Coast is not expected to feel those kind of temperatures, New Yorkers may see temperatures soaring into the 70s Tuesday, well above the average of 60 for this time of year. Pittsburgh temperatures are expected to break a 90-year-old record and hit 78.
The good weather is expected to produce 80-degree temperatures as far north as South Dakota while down south weather in the 90s is expected in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.