A pair of disturbances will spread showers and thunderstorms across the East this week.
The combination of excessive heat and dry thunderstorms in many areas will add to the wildfire threat in the western part of United States and Canada through much of July.
Americans will be hoping for clear skies this Saturday, July 4, as they look to enjoy dazzling fireworks displays, in addition to other popular Fourth of July activities.
A pair of disturbances tracking eastward from the Plains will bring bouts of showers and thunderstorms to the East through the rest of the week.
Tuesday, June 30, will be the longest day of the year by exactly 1 second.
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.
The last major eruption of Mount Hakone occurred around 2,900 years ago, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
Heat and humidity are gripping England as the 2015 Wimbledon Tournament continues. Organizers initiated heat rules that allow female athletes to take 10-minute breaks upon request.
Winds and the Gulf Stream current are the likely catalysts behind strange jellyfishlike creatures, Man O' War, popping up on East Coast beaches over the past several weeks.
Several days through the July Fourth weekend will bring the potential for showers and thunderstorms to the New York City area, up to the mountains and down at the beaches.
Spain remains locked into a prolonged and dangerous heat wave which will continue into early July.
Boston, MA (1982)
Second wettest month in 168 years of records (2016 months) June 1982: 13.5", 4" above the all time June record. Wettest month: August 1955, 17"; a foot of that was from Hurricane Diane.
Fresno, CA (1982)
The first time it has rained on June 30th since records have been kept (1888). (0.23" of rain).
Baton Rouge, LA (1989)
22.80" of rain for the month of June.