Power restoration efforts continued Sunday in the Seattle area, where a much calmer weather pattern is currently unfolding.
Tens of thousands of customers had been without power for a time over the weekend. The outages were the result as a strong storm system barreled into the Northwest bringing gusts of more than 65 mph.
Below-normal temperatures will start the week in the upper 40s, but wil lthen warm into the upper 50s for the middle and end of the week.
Two weaker storm systems, compared to last week's storm, will bring chances of rain Tuesday and Thursday. Thursday's rain, with some gusty winds, will be steadier than Tuesday's.
Overnight lows for the first part of the week will range from the upper 30s to mid-40s.
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.
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.
Lawton, OK (1990)
A thunderstorm cluster brought 11" of rain.
Washington, DC (1991)
A total of 3" of rain from heavy thunderstorms.