Highs will reach the 90s for the remainder of the week into the weekend, right in time for the showdown between the Houston Astros and the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Thunderstorms will continue to threaten the area through the remainder of the week and into the weekend as the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters will continue to bring higher humidity, less heat and more thunderstorms to the Greater Houston area.
With partly sunny skies forecasted for Friday and Saturday, temperatures will remain in the 90s as cloud coverage will help to block out some of the sun's rays.
Similar to last August, so far this month, the city has had only one day below 90 degrees and is not likely to see another until Thursday or Friday of next week.
While heat is expected to remain for late summer and early fall, beginning in late October a secondary severe weather season is expected to drive even more severe storms to the Gulf Coast.
A brief warmup is in store for residents of the Northeast this weekend before more fall-like conditions return.
A search for a sheriff's deputy in Austin, Texas, will continue Friday, after she called for help as she was trapped in flood waters.
Odile and other weather systems will bring both dangerous flooding and drought-busting rain in parts of Texas and the southern Plains.
The peak of hurricane season, among other things, arrives in the fall.
Following a bout of stormy weather that has lingered through the week, drier and more tranquil weather will move into the Atlanta area for the weekend.
Chicago is facing a mostly clear weekend with the threat of some disruptive thunderstorms on Saturday.
Central U.S. (1991)
Record Cold Location Temp Old Record Huron, S.D. 23 24/1896 Dickinson, N.D. 25 30/1957 Lubbock, Texas 42 44/1971 Grand Island, Neb. 27 32/1938 Kansas City, Mo. 33 47/1979 Chicago, Ill. 40 41/1873
Honolulu, HI (1994)
95 degrees - all time record high.
Tennant, CA ()
5.5 inches of snow.