Dry and warm weather will hold through Sunday around the Washington, D.C., area.
The weather this weekend will continue to feature some of the best conditions for most outdoor activities since last summer.
Rain will stay away from the nation's capital through Sunday as temperatures once again rise into the 80s. Humidity levels will begin to increase on Sunday.
At Long Pond, Pennsylvania, for the Pocono 400 on Sunday, sunshine will throttle the temperature to near 80 F after a traditional cool early June start in the mountains. Thunderstorms building to the west in the afternoon should hold off until after the race.
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If it is the beach you had in mind for swimming this weekend, remember surf temperatures are in the middle to upper 60s and can pose a risk of cold water shock for some individuals.
Get your fill of sunshine and outdoor plans in this weekend, as much of the upcoming week is likely to be unsettled with showers and thunderstorms around on a nearly daily basis. The rainfall can affect part of the metro area Sunday night.
Showers and thunderstorms will return to New York City as May transitions to June before summer warmth takes a break next week.
Heavy rain and gusty winds will affect the Detroit area on Sunday and into early Monday morning.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck south of Japan Saturday evening, local time. No tsunami was triggered, but the earthquake was felt in Tokyo.
Some clouds are expected on Saturday evening during the final day of this year's initial appearance of the Manhattanhenge setting sun phenomenon in New York City.
The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
With summer just around the corner, many in the United States are preparing for exciting outdoor activities, but coupled with the summer fun comes the return of the pesky and potentially disease-ridden mosquito.
Daytona Beach, FL (1997)
140 people rescued from rip currents. A man died trying to save his wife.
Vanport, OR (1948)
A railroad bed acting as a dam gave way during a flood along the Columbia River destroying the town of Vanport.
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the eastern U.S. Eighteen cities, from Virginia to Ohio and Michigan, reported record high temperatures. Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC reached 97 degrees. Newark, NJ was the nations high temperature at 98 degrees.