Hot and dry weather will greet fans and competitors at the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Flushing, New York, as play begins Monday, Aug. 29.
Following the development of Tropical Depression 8, an uptick in tropical systems will continue for the next six to eight weeks.
President Obama visited flood victims in Louisiana this week, while several tropical systems were on the prowl in the Atlantic.
Summer heat has returned to the northeastern United States and will continue to dominate most days into September.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Multiple tornadoes touched down across Indiana and Ohio on Wednesday, one of which flattened a Starbucks in the town of Kokomo, Indiana.