A storm responsible for drenching rain over part of the Central states this week will brush the Washington, D.C., area this weekend with nothing more than a bit of rain at times
While dry air will win the battle into Friday, the region will be on the edge of drenching rain over southern and central Virginia, and dry, sunny weather over New England this weekend.
With some cloud cover and spotty rain both days of the weekend will bring cooler-than-average air by day and seasonable conditions at night. Typical highs this time of the year are around 87 F, with lows near 70 F.
When the sun and moon are visible this weekend, they may seem hazy at times. The haze will not likely be from high humidity. Smoke from fires thousands of miles away in northern Canada can drift over head on occasion.
Cool air will stick around the Northeast into next week.
Warmer weather relative to normal is forecast for the second half of August.
Sunshine will slowly fade away early this week as clouds move in ahead of the next storm system.
Above-normal temperatures will again move into the Los Angeles area.
A chance of rain is expected on Monday as a Pacific storm moves through the Northwest United States.
Seasonable, dry weather will prevail across the Atlanta area through Friday.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be needed this week in the Seattle area.
Sunshine and dry conditions will be seen over the Dallas-Fort Worth area through the end of the week.
Seattle, WA (1987)
69 degrees - record high for the date - the 29th record high of the year.
Central CA (1991)
Huge fires fanned by strong winds. The Oakland area was hardest hit with hundreds of homes destroyed. All told, the fires led to $1.5 billion damage. Twenty-five people died; 150 injured.
Edmonton, AB (1995)
Small snowstorm brought major traffic problems; dozens of vehicles slid into ditches during the first snowfall of the season.