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.
The body of a missing Austin, Texas sheriff's deputy was found in a lake Friday afternoon, the Associated Press reports.
Hurricane Odile slammed into Baja California, Mexico earlier this week, bringing life-threatening impacts as a Category 3 hurricane.
The first half of September is now in United Kingdom record books for being the driest in more than 50 years.
Locally gusty thunderstorms will erupt over the Upper Midwest and sweep through the swath from Chicago to Detroit on Saturday. The storms may threaten football games.
A brief warmup is in store for residents of the Northeast this weekend before more fall-like conditions return.
As impact from Odile continues over the Southwest and Texas this weekend, the system will be remembered for both flooding and drought-busting rain.
Brownsville, TX (1967)
Hurricane Beulah dumped 12.19" of rain, setting a 24 hour rainfall record.
Central U.S. (1991)
Record Cold Location Temp Old Record Huron, S.D. 23 24/1896 Dickinson, N.D. 25 30/1957 Lubbock, Texas 42 44/1971 Grand Island, Neb. 27 32/1938 Kansas City, Mo. 33 47/1979 Chicago, Ill. 40 41/1873
Honolulu, HI (1994)
95 degrees - all time record high.