After locally drenching showers and thunderstorms affect Washington, D.C., into Saturday night, some sunshine will brighten mom's day on Sunday.
A slow-moving storm affecting the Central states much of this week will pick up some forward speed this weekend.
As moisture with the storm system drifts through into Saturday night, there is the potential for highly localized urban flooding, gusty winds and the corresponding travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities.
A small area of high pressure should be just strong enough to allow dry air to mix down from aloft and break up clouds and prevent shower activity in the Northeast on Sunday.
With more of a westerly flow of air, chilly air from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay will be shut off.
The pattern will bring the warmest weather of the year so far. Temperatures will climb well into the 80s F in many locations Sunday to Tuesday. Temperatures could even touch the 90-degree mark early next week.
Temperatures reached 87 on May 8, which eclipsed the prior warmest day of the year of 2014 at Reagan National Airport, which was 85 on April 13.
Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in major metropolitan areas, while wildfires raged in the West and flooding downpours persisted in the East.
As much of the West continues to be plagued by intense drought, the production of favorite and trendy foods may be more challenging for states operating in dry conditions.
Since the movie "Jaws," inspired by 1916 shark attacks, the number of shark attacks has been on the rise due to human and seal population increases, shark migration and warming temperatures.
A warmer weather pattern is forecast for much of the Central and Eastern states, while temperatures should throttle back in the Northwest during the middle of August.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
Bertha is forecast to take a curved path near the islands in the northeastern Caribbean this weekend, then to stay off the East Coast of the United States next week.
Hurricane Erin just off the east coast with 85 mph sustained winds.
College Station,TX (1998)
106 degrees - a record 27th consecutive day of reaching at least 100 degrees. (The streak ended after 30 days).
Westchester Co.,NY (1812)
Tornado in Westchester Co., NY through parts of White Plains, Harrison, Rye and Greenwich. The same tornado today would have affected Interstates 287, 87, 95 and other major thoroughfares.