An area of high pressure will bring increased windy conditions to much of California through the weekend, adding to fire threat concerns for dry, drought-stricken areas.
That high pressure will also mean a sunny, warm weekend for the Bay area. High temperatures are expected to be in the upper-70s through the weekend.
Even during the overnight hours, skies will remain mostly clear. Lows will dip into the 50s.
Similar conditions will persist into next week, with no major rain events in the forecast for at least the next couple of weeks.
A couple enjoying serene waters and lush landscapes as the perfect selfie background were shocked when a burst of lightning struck the trees behind them, erupting in a ball of fire.
Trouble is brewing for people with outdoor plans and travel along the Atlantic coast this weekend in the form of drenching rain and thunderstorms.
A mudslide in western India has destroyed at least 40 homes and may have buried over 150 people.
Otters at a Japanese zoo took to the water for relief from the above-normal heat.
In an effort to clean New York City's polluted rivers, a group of inventors, architects and researchers are trying to purify the waters with a pool that floats along the East River just next to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Ongoing wildfires in Ontario and western Canada will impact areas across the Great Lakes to the Northeast through the weekend.
Gulf Coast (1995)
Tropical storm Dean entered the Texas coast near Galveston, TX. Galveston reported a wind gust of 51 mph, but just 0.54" of rain. Coastal roads were flooded across Louisiana.
Las Vegas, NV (1998)
2.50 inches of rain in 1 hour.
Greenville, SC (2004)
Heavy rain causes nearby river to crest at 19.2 feet, the second highest crest ever.