Hotter-than-normal weather has prevailed for the past few days. The heat peaked in the Los Angeles area Wednesday with widespread 90-degree temperatures, around 15 degrees above normal.
The offshore flow creating this heat will turn around quickly to onshore Thursday, then become increasingly strong through the weekend.
High temperatures Thursday will drop a 10 degrees from Wednesday's highs.
The coolest weather will be over the weekend, however. Morning marine clouds will extend far inland each morning before clearing to sunshine.
High temperatures will drop below normal with low to mid-70s for coastal cities and middle to upper 70s in the valleys.
Holiday festivities may be disrupted by severe thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon across the northern Plains on Saturday and Sunday.
It will not just be emotions running high around Vancouver, Canada, Sunday afternoon for the final match of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, but also temperatures.
Americans will be hoping for clear skies this Saturday, July 4, as they look to enjoy dazzling fireworks displays, in addition to other popular Fourth of July activities.
The 2015 Tour de France kicks off on Saturday amid heat and thunderstorms. While the heat will ease by Sunday, the potential for rain will linger longer.
After setting records to the west, intense heat will expand across central Europe this weekend.
After thunderstorms lift through London Friday night, another warm day is in store for Saturday before temperatures cool down on Sunday.
Denver, CO (1989)
First of a record 5 consecutive days of 100 degrees or higher.
Videlia, LA (1991)
10.64 inches of rain.
Strong thunderstorm winds blew down an estimated 12.5 million trees at the Boundary waters canoe area wilderness. Thousands of hikers and canoeist trapped by fallen trees.