Heat will grip Atlanta this week as thunderstorms blast the area through midweek.
With temperatures soaring into the low 90s this week, daytime highs will trend approximately five degrees above normal for this time of year in the city. Overnight lows are expected to hover in the low 70s each night.
In the wake of the thunderstorms, high humidity will make the 90 F temperatures for the end of the week feel even higher.
For those looking to spend some time outdoors, sunny skies will persist through Sunday in Atlanta. However, on Saturday another thunderstorm may erupt during the afternoon hours.
Heading into next week, a major cooldown will take place as temperatures drop into the 70s by Tuesday.
Following a dry end to the holiday weekend, showers and thunderstorms will quickly return to the Northeast during the first part of the new week.
The unrelenting heat across the interior West will continue through the first part of the new week, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
After blowing through Guam over the weekend with up to 304.8 mm (12 inches) of rain, Chan-hom has its eye set on intensification as it tracks toward Japan's Ryukyu Islands and eventually east-central China.
Severe thunderstorms will ignite from Minnesota to northeastern Colorado into Sunday night. Storms will extend from upper Michigan to northwest Texas on Monday.
A 21-year-old California woman died recently after contracting a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm bodies of water.
An uptick in tropical activity is likely around Hawaii and then near the shores of Mexico as July progresses.
Cobb County, GA (1989)
8-9 inches of rain in just 13 hours (5th-6th).
Cortland, NY (1992)
Severe thunderstorm winds blew a house off its foundation. A tree was then thrown against the same house, finishing its destruction.
Oklahoma City, OK (1996)
110 degrees, hottest ever in July.