Despite a warm weekend in Atlanta, the beginning of the first week of March will start off cool.
After reaching 70 degrees on Sunday, temperatures will drop back down into the mid-50s for Monday.
Temperatures will remain in the 50s through Thursday with overnight lows generally in the 30s.
Showers and thunderstorms will dampen Atlanta through Monday afternoon. However, showers will clear by Monday night and partial sunshine will return to the city, lasting through midweek.
Partially sunny skies will disappear Thursday, as rain and clouds roll back into the region.
Rain will end by Friday as temperatures jump back up to the 60s.
The risk of flooding downpours and gusty thunderstorms will increase across southern Florida as a tropical disturbance shifts northwestward from Cuba this weekend.
Slow-moving and repetitive downpours will raise the risk for flash flooding along the western Gulf Coast into early week.
Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan early in the new week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Hawaii is facing two tropical threats this week as Madeline and Lester churn westward.
Hot and dry weather will greet fans and competitors at the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Flushing, New York, as play begins Monday, Aug. 29.
Brief relief from heat and humidity will arrive in the northeastern United States at the start of September.
Colorado Springs, CO (1978)
Hail 6 inches deep.
Rochester, MN (1979)
2.73 inches of rain fell in 50 minutes making this the wettest August on record. (9.52 inches of rain so far this month). The heavy downpour flooded the streets of Rochester, stranding about 1,500 cars.
A five-state tornado outbreak in Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Iowa and Missouri occurred on this date. In all, 20 tornadoes were reported. Nine were in Iowa. One near Farragut, IA, in the extreme SW corner of the state, caused several fatalities and numerous injuries.