After spotty showers and thunderstorms affect Boston into Saturday night, some sunshine will appear for mom on Sunday.
A slow-moving storm affecting the Central states much of this week will pick up some forward speed this weekend.
As moisture with the storm system drifts through into Saturday night, there is the potential for locally heavy showers and thunderstorms and the corresponding travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities.
However, the rainfall will be sign that some warmer air is trying to work into the region.
A small area of high pressure should be just strong enough to allow dry air to mix down from aloft and break up clouds and prevent shower activity in the Northeast on Sunday.
With more of a westerly flow of air, chilly air from the Atlantic Ocean will be shut off. Temperatures will climb well into the 70s and could touch 80 F in some locations through Monday.
The pattern early next week will bring the warmest weather since last October.
Saturday became the warmest day of 2014 so far with temperatures climbing well into the 70s.
A back door cool front may sag southward and cut into the warmth by Tuesday.
Millions of Americans will be disappointed as the recent dry weather and high risk for wildfires across the western United States has put firework bans into effect.
Thunderstorms may disrupt July Fourth activities in parts of the central and eastern United States.
Before air conditioning existed, people had to be creative when trying to stay comfortable in sweltering conditions.
While downpours could come calling at the start and finish of the July Fourth weekend in the northeastern United States, the vast majority of the time will be dry.
The recent unsettled weather across the United Kingdom will continue this weekend impacting several outdoor events.
Great flood along Brazos River in Texas was 12 miles wide and caused $10 million damage.
Hurricane Alice dumped up to 27" of rain on the lower Rio Grande Valley. River at Laredo rose 12.6 above previous high. U.S. 90 Bridge lay 30 feet below high water.
Kit Carson, CO (1989)
A thunderstorm brought hail 4.5" in diameter.