Cooler temperatures and lower humidity continue through late-week, despite the return of thunderstorms.
The near-90 degree temperatures are a thing of the past for the middle of the week. A cold front brings temperatures back into the lower 80s, more than 5 degrees below average for the end of July.
Wednesday will be pleasant with times of clouds and sun, low humidity and highs around 84 F.
Through the end of the week, temperatures remain below average and in the lower to middle 80s.
The next chance for showers or a thunderstorm will come in the afternoon on Thursday and continue throughout the weekend.
By Friday, temperatures will be in the mid-70s, about 12 degrees below normal for this time of year.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours to the northeastern U.S. and break the back of an extended heat wave.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the western United States into the upcoming weekend.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
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