Here is a quick look at what to expect this fall region by region:
Northeast and Lower Midwest
-Dry and warm September from the Great Lakes into the Northeast
-High brush fire threat will develop from northern New England into eastern Canada
-Wet October for mid-Atlantic
-Cold shots will start reaching the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley in November
-Severe weather threat will develop from western Ohio Valley into northeastern Texas from late October into early November
-Tropical impacts expected through September
-Still wet in October from the Carolinas into Florida
-Gulf Coast and Florida dry out late October through November
Northern Plains and Upper Midwest
-Frost and first snow expected to be on time or just a week early in September/early October
-Colder-than-normal conditions focused from eastern Montana to Nebraska early, then cold air intensifies and expands eastward across Midwest late
-Cold and snowy November will bring a quick onset of winter
-September's severe weather zone will include Kansas and Oklahoma with thunderstorm activity keeping temperatures down
-Severe weather threat will increase again from northeastern Texas into western Ohio Valley late October into November
-Turning drier and warmer in October and November
-Texas will remain warmer and drier than normal throughout the season
Southwest and California
-Warmer than normal across the Southwest and interior California
-Spotty monsoon thunderstorm activity early in the season from Upper Deserts of California into Southwest
-Rainfall, on average, will remain below normal
-Warming for California coast in November
-Dry start to the season but precipitation trending near normal by October
-Not as wet or as cool as last year
-Near- to slightly above-normal temperatures early, then turning cooler than normal along Washington and Oregon coasts and in northern Rockies
The stream of moisture into the Southwest is drying out some, so this weekend may not be as wet as the previous few days.
The air felt like an exceptional 163 F in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, on Friday and similar or worse conditions will follow.
Drenching thunderstorms bring little-to-no relief to drought-stricken areas of the Sunshine State.
With no exact details on where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, Indian Ocean currents may have swept one piece of the complicated puzzle to shores on Reunion Island.
Heat and humidity remained in control over the much of the country during the last week of July.
The first Blue Moon since 2012 graced the nighttime skies on Friday night into Saturday morning and observers across the world captured the rare phenomenon.
Texas Coast (1989)
Tropical Storm Chantal came onshore at High Island, Texas, 30 miles NE of Galveston. Winds gusted to 70-80 mph and 6-12" of rain fell.
Hurricane Erin just off the east coast with 85 mph sustained winds.
College Station,TX (1998)
106 degrees - a record 27th consecutive day of reaching at least 100 degrees. (The streak ended after 30 days).