Atlanta will kick off July with thunderstorms and high heat throughout midweek.
For the next several days, afternoon thunderstorms are a threat in addition to above-normal temperatures. Overnight lows should hover in the low 70s for much of the week.
Those planning to spend time outdoors should remain cautious during times of storms and seek shelter as soon a a thunderstorm moves in. Heat can also be a danger and it is important to stay hydrated in such conditions.
Wednesday should see very similar weather to days earlier in the week. With a high hovering near the 95-degree Fahrenheit mark, more storms could develop during the day and into a humid evening.
While the possibility of a stray storm remains, skies should mostly clear up by Thursday and temperatures will drop to the low 90s.
For Independence Day, the sunshine should be strong and temperatures will drop slightly to make for a seasonable day for the celebration.
A stretch of higher-than-average temperatures will continue across a large portion of the Western U.S. this week.
A dominant storm track featuring storms moving west to east across Europe will result in a stark contrast between cold air building across Scandinavia and milder air masses entrenched near the Mediterranean.
An El Nino-fueled October will feature more rainfall and storms for Southwest beginning this week.
After waves of cool air progress through the Midwest and Northeast this week, some areas will be cold enough for the first snow showers of the season by this weekend.
A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come.
Tropical Storm Nora moved into to the Central Pacific Basin on Sunday, where unusually warm waters have already led to a record 13 tropical systems this hurricane season.
Layton, NJ (1906)
11 degrees - record early season cold snap.
Denver, CO (1982)
Wet snow - 6 inches foothills; slush in city. Power lines down, as well as trees.
Early-season snows: Jay Peak 6 inches Warren 5 inches