After the dramatic temperature fluctuations this week in Boston, the next potential wild weather will occur on Saturday morning in the form of heavy rain.
Temperatures reached the highest point of the year so far on Monday with an 85-degree reading at Boston Logan International Airport.
Less than 24 hours later, temperatures were hovering in the upper 40s F, thanks to a strong back door frontal passage.
The cool air will ease up through Friday as winds swing around to the south.
The southerly flow will occur in advance of an approaching front from the Central states. That front has had a history of heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Additional moisture from the tropics may feed in.
As a result, there is the potential for urban flooding from late Friday night into Saturday midday. Be prepared for significant travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities during that time.
The rain should depart ahead of the Tigers versus Red Sox game Saturday evening.
After the warming trend late this week, temperatures will slip back to slightly below-average levels for the middle of May with highs forecast to be in the middle 60s Saturday and Sunday.
A 32-year-old Marine was hospitalized on Saturday, July 4, after being bitten by a shark near Surf City, North Carolina, WITN-TV reports.
Following a dry end to the holiday weekend, showers and thunderstorms will quickly return to the Northeast and increase in number through Wednesday.
Cooler air is on the way for parts of northern Europe that experienced extreme heat over the past week.
A cold front advancing across the central United States will bring the threat of severe weather from Wisconsin to Texas into Monday night.
A budding tropical system may pass close enough to Hawaii to bring an uptick in gusty showers and thunderstorms as well as building seas late the week.
After moving through Guam over the weekend, Chan-hom will intensify as it tracks toward Japan's Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and eventually east-central China this week.
Potter, NE (1928)
Famous Potter Hailstorm: one stone measured 5.5" in diameter, 17" in circumference, and weighted 1.5 lb. "Largest officially recorded".
Steele, ND (1936)
121 degrees -- highest ever recorded in North Dakota.
Moorhead, MN (1936)
114 degrees -- highest ever recorded in Minnesota.