After a warm start to November, chilly conditions will drive into Atlanta for the week.
Temperatures are expected in the lower 60s through Friday, and remaining below the normal upper 60s.
A few showers are expected to move into the region Thursday morning with a weakening front as it progresses eastward.
Dry weather returns Friday and Saturday with a warm-up into the mid-60s.
The overnight hours will feature lows into the upper 50s through Wednesday night, but by Thursday evening lows will plummet to around the 40-degree mark. As the daytime highs warm into the weekend, so too will the nighttime lows.
Unsettled weather will rule in Atlanta this weekend and into the new week, with the chance of thunderstorms each day.
Dallas will see continued periods of heat and dry weather with temperatures expected to reach 100 F Sunday and Monday.
It was a busy week around the globe for severe weather as Typhoon Neoguri inundated Japan, deadly storms wreaked havoc across the Northeast and sweltering heat moved into the Northwest.
Commemorating French Independence Day, the city of New Orleans will celebrate Bastille Day this weekend, but storms may half festivities.
The mercury will continue to soar in Seattle throughout the weekend and into early next week with temperatures reaching near record highs Sunday through Tuesday.
The 2014 Open Championship begins Thursday, July 17 and lasts through Sunday July 20 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.
Northern Rockies (1940)
335 forest fires set by lightning in one day.
Severe flooding, 41 dead, $870 million in damage. Almost 1-1/2 feet of rain in 3 days near Solden terrain and 200,000 people homeless.
Sampson Co., NC (1961)
Nine tobacco workers aged 13-70 were struck by lightning while taking shelter in a tobacco barn. Lightning struck metal heating system against which victims were leaning. One survived, Three others under open shelter outside the building were unhurt.