The college bowl games will begin today with the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, N.M., and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho.
The New Mexico Bowl begins at 1 p.m. EDT at the University of New Mexico Stadium. "The temperature at kick of will be 38 degrees F," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Samuhel.
It will be mostly cloudy with the chance of a shower as the game is ending. Winds will be out of the southwest at 10-20 mph.
In Boise, Idaho, the game will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Bronco Stadium. "It will be a partly sunny day," Samuhel said. "The winds will be out of the southeast at 5-10 mph and the temperature at game time will be 37 degrees F."
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours to the northeastern U.S. and break the back of an extended heat wave.
Repeating and slow-moving storms will raise the risk of flash flooding and damaging winds over northern and central High Plains into Thursday night.
The F1 season continues this weekend with the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim with disruptive showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the western United States into the upcoming weekend.
Repeating downpours will raise the risk for flash flooding along the Gulf coast and lower Mississippi Valley through the middle days of the week.
The heat felt across the United Kingdom during the middle of July has faded and is not expected to return through at least the first week of August.
Hurricane near Jacksonville; $2.5 million damage in East Florida.
Charlotte, NC (1979)
Last of 12 straight days on which some rain fell. Total precipitation was 3.74".
Redfield, SD (1990)
A total of 1.76" of rain in 25 minutes during the morning, then a tornado struck in the afternoon.