Cooler temperatures and lower humidity continue through late-week, despite the return of thunderstorms.
The near-90 degree temperatures are a thing of the past for the middle of the week. A cold front brings temperatures back into the lower 80s, more than 5 degrees below average for the end of July.
Wednesday will be pleasant with times of clouds and sun, low humidity and highs around 84 F.
Through the end of the week, temperatures remain below average and in the lower to middle 80s.
The next chance for showers or a thunderstorm will come in the afternoon on Thursday and continue throughout the weekend.
By Friday, temperatures will be in the mid-70s, about 12 degrees below normal for this time of year.
Strong thunderstorms will target the northeastern United States on Monday but will fail to sweep away the heat wave baking the region.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Downpours will spread from the lower Mississippi Valley to eastern and central Texas early this week, delivering needed rain but raising the concern for flash flooding.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States early this week.
Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.
Los Angeles, CA (1891)
Heat wave; 109 degrees.
Off New England (1956)
The Andrea Doria, weighing 29,000 tons was rammed by Swedish liner Stockholm, weighing 12,644 tons, near Nantucket Lightship, MA. Andrea Doria was moving westward through fog while the Stockholm moving eastward in clear weather. Andrea Doria emerged from the fog across bow of Stockholm. Andrea Doria sank 12 hours later; 51 killed by impact or drowned before or during rescue attempts.
St. Bonaventure, Quebec (1975)
A tornado struck in the early morning hours wiping out 65 percent of the town, killing 3 persons and injuring 45. 300 persons were left homeless, and at least 100 buildings were destroyed.