Slow-moving rain and thunderstorms drenched parts of southern Sweden and eastern Denmark Saturday night into Sunday leading to flooding.
Heavy rain led to widespread flooding problems across parts of Sweden and Denmark over the weekend.
The steamy weather from the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast today will be trimmed only slightly behind a cold front tomorrow into Wednesday. It will heat up again late this week.
Storms will dampen outdoor plans today along much of the East coast, as well as back into the Great Lakes and Midwest.
Boats on the Water in Marblehead, Massachusetts by "weaderman" on Aug. 27, 2014. Upload to http://photo.accuweather.com to qualify!
The heat is about to expand east again and this time not many places will see it get beaten back next week. Aside from one critter that may bring some rain to Texas, the tropics are quiet and will be for a while.
Boardwalk into the Sunset in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina by "Sshinesc" on Aug. 29, 2014. Upload to http://photo.accuweather.com to qualify!
The weather pattern is changing to one that favors some lasting summertime heat ... now that summertime is nearing its end! For now, the tropics have turned quiet.
...after all that, the point is that zone will be north of most of the eastern half of the country. It will be very warm to hot south of the jet stream. However, weakening cold fronts can advance south of the jet stream. then return north as the next disturbance in the flow approaches.