Just as I head for British Columbia to do an Ironman, the recent heat is leaving and heading onto the Plains, while it cools off in the Northwest for a spell.
A disturbance in Wyoming will be the focal point of unsettled weather into next week from the northern Plains to the Northeast, keeping heat at bay.
Record rains have inundated parts of the mid-Atlantic over the past 24 hours. A disturbance coming from Arizona will produce showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rain as it heads for the Midwest this weekend.
Closed lows aloft will bring wet weather to the Northeast and the Northwest into the midweek period, with cool air spreading from the Midwest to the East Coast the rest of this week.
Heat has been lacking from the Midwest to the mid-Atlantic much of the summer, and that pattern will continue though the week and weekend into early next week.
A smoke plume coming from forest fires in the Northwest Territories is dimming the sunshine from eastern Ontario and western Quebec down into the mid-Atlantic states today.
A low pressure area in central Missouri will inch along to the East Coast over the next three days as the flow aloft remains weak.
It will remain hot and dry in the Northwest, but heat will be absent through the weekend and beyond from the Midwest and northern Plains to the mid-Atlantic states and New England.
Long periods of heat have been lacking in recent weeks from the Plains and especially Mississippi Valley to the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states. The pattern over the next two weeks suggests more of the same.