In the wake of the hottest weather of the year so far, more seasonable temperatures will return to Washington, D.C., late this week, but showers and thunderstorms are in the offing.
Temperatures during the middle of June tend to range from a low in the upper 60s F to a high in the middle 80s.
The extreme heat from Tuesday and Wednesday will break on Thursday with the aid of showers and thunderstorms.
However, some locations can be hit hard by the storms with damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning strikes and torrential rain.
Enough dry air will push in from the north and east on Friday to keep rain away and allow some sunshine.
However, a zone of clouds, showers and thunderstorms will stretch from the Upper Midwest to the Ohio Valley and South this weekend.
There is a good chance that this zone will bulge to the northeast over on Saturday, resulting in a chance of rain around Washington, D.C.
The temperature on Tuesday not only set a high mark for the year so far, but also set a new daily record high by reaching 97 F, breaking the old record of 95 F.
High temperatures will be within a few degrees of 80 this weekend. Which side of 80 will depend on sunshine versus clouds and showers.
The details on the weekend forecast will unfold over the next couple of days.
Travel hazards, delays and disruptions associated with rain, ice and snow will continue over the Central states through the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Following a mild Thanksgiving and Black Friday, noticeably cooler air will return to the Northeast this weekend.
Sandra remains on track to make landfall in northern Mexico on Saturday, but it will be much weaker than its current major hurricane status.
The current reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last long with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
A major Thanksgiving Day storm threatens to ruin holiday events across the Central states with flooding rain, snow, a glaze of ice and fog.
Several days of heavy rain will bring the potential to cause flooding from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley into early next week.
North Dakota (1896)
Thanksgiving Day Blizzard. "Wind Velocity and snowfall never equalled before."
Destructive windstorm in the Northwest; winds gusting to 105 mph in Cut Bank, MT; 96 mph in Sheridan, WY. Spokane, WA, radio tower downed. Coleville, WA, lumber shed demolished.
Barst, Guadeloupe (1970)
1.50 inches of rain in 1 minute -- world record.