Yet another push of cooler and less humid air will settle into the New York City area prior to the weekend.
While Bertha will still generate some rough surf and the risk of locally strong rip currents into Thursday along the Atlantic coast, the system was losing tropical characteristics.
Spanning Thursday through Sunday, each day will bring at least partial sunshine, cooler-than-average air and lower-than-average humidity levels for early August. Typical highs this time of the year are around 84 F.
A system is forecast to spread some rain and thunder across the Ohio Valley and southern part of the mid-Atlantic this weekend. That rain would only move into and overwhelm the dry air around the New York City area if this system travels farther to the north than expected.
A shark attack was reported on Wednesday on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, marking the state's seventh attack this year.
Severe storms are threatening the Mississippi River Valley on Wednesday evening.
In a state plagued by drought, Golden State residents are advised to play it safe with fireworks this Fourth of July.
The mercury soared to a whopping 36.7 degrees Celsius on Wednesday at London Heathrow Airport, setting an all-time July record high for the United Kingdom.
The heat wave that started across Spain and Portugal will spread across much of Europe this week with some of the hottest conditions of the year.
July Fourth will be stormy from the central Plains to the mid-Atlantic, while clear skies are in store for much of the Midwest and New England.