A driver witnesses lightning striking a pole in Chicago.
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.
Here are five easy ways to stay cool in sweltering summer heat.
Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.
Much of Germany will get a shower or thunderstorm during the midweek as unsettled weather continues.
Rain and thunderstorms tracking across the United Kingdom on Wednesday and Thursday will threaten to dampen and even cancel much-anticipated golf rounds and horse races.
With the start of summer comes more time traveling and the unfortunate mess some items will leave if left baking in a hot car.
Redfield, SD (1990)
A total of 1.76" of rain in 25 minutes during the morning, then a tornado struck in the afternoon.
Hagerstown, MD (1992)
3.50" of rain.
Barrow, AK (1992)