In the wake of drenching thunderstorms and frequent lightning, temperatures and the amount of sunshine will trend upward this week.
During this week, a zone of high pressure will build at most levels of the atmosphere over the South Central states. As this occurs, the rain and cloud cover originating from Mexico will diminish.
With increasing amounts of sunshine and less thunderstorm activity through Friday, temperatures will climb into the upper 90s to near 100 F.
Much of the West is dealing with significant drought and Texas is no exception.
The lack of rain will not aid the over 35 percent of Texas classified as being in a severe drought.
Nearly 3 percent of the state is in exceptional drought, the highest classification according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Tropical Depression Eight could become a tropical storm while brushing the North Carolina coast with rough surf, downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms into midweek.
Tropical Depression Nine developed just south of Florida on Sunday and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States later this week.
Two tropical systems, Madeline and Lester, could pose hazards to Hawaii from the middle of the week into Labor Day weekend.
Though the summer season is winding down, forecasters are predicting a warm start to fall across the Northeast — a weather pattern that could spell bad news for fall foliage lovers.
The worst thing that people who live along coastlines can do is not to prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes.
West Virginia (1989)
Lightning sets numerous house and trailer fires. Firefighters could not keep up with all the fires that were burning.
Incredible "snow" hurricane whitened parts of the Catskills.
Santa Cruz (1929)
Coastal Steamer San Juan (over 2,000 tons) was rammed off Pigeon Point near Santa Cruz, CA by the oil tanker S.C.T. Doss which was proceeding at "excessive speed in fog without sounding fog signals". 70 passengers and crew of San Juan drowned.