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.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be put to good use by those along the East Coast as rain moves in during the middle of the week.
As intense thunderstorms rattled over the San Diego area, one driver was alarmed as a falling tree slammed into his vehicle while driving along a crowded highway.
Temperatures will be on the rise across the Northeast this week and continue into the upcoming weekend.
A pattern change will usher in cooler air and rain to the Northwest this week.
Fung-wong brings flooding rainfall across Philippines and Taiwan, at least 11 dead.
At the time, Hugo was ranked as the costliest hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland, with damages totaling $7 billion (1989 USD/$13.43 billion 2014 USD), until Andrew in 1992.
Washington, D.C. (1980)
Temperature hit 90 degrees for the 67th time in 1980. Never had there been a year in recorded history with so many 90-degree readings. The previous record was 59 days in 1966.
Chadron (NW part of state) 38 degrees. Kearney (eastern part of state) 90 degrees at same hour.
Pittsburgh, PA (1989)
Trace of snow at the airport (11:00 a.m.) Actually fell as ice pellets for 8 minutes, but counts as the earliest snow on record. The old record was a trace on Sept. 24, 1928.