Cooler, more seasonable weather returns to San Francisco as temperatures drop to around normal through the weekend and into this week.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Erik Pindrock said a noticeable cool down will be felt later in the weekend.
Temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s during midweek, high above the average temperatures of high 60s.
"The worst of the heat will end this weekend," he said. "There will be a noticeable Pacific influence bringing those lower temperatures."
Lower temperatures will make a nice weekend for weekend activities.
Through Sunday and early this week, San Francisco will see some low hanging clouds in the morning that will give way to afternoon sun. Due to low clouds, there may be spotty flight delays at San Francisco International Airport in the early morning hours, he said.
By Sunday, temperatures will sink below the 70 degree F mark, giving way to temperatures in the mid-60s.
"Looking ahead into early this week, temperatures should stay around the mid-60s with partly sunny skies," he said.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
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.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
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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