After the number of thunderstorms diminish into Friday, the weekend will bring fairly typical warmth and humidity for the middle of July around Washington, D.C.
High temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 80s to near 90 F Saturday and Sunday.
Only very widely separated storms are forecast this weekend with the greatest chance during the late afternoon and evening hours. Sunday is the more likely day for a downpour in the city.
Humidity levels will begin to creep back up this weekend after easing back for a few days.
One or more rounds of severe weather are possible in the Northeast as unseasonably cool air swings into the Midwest.
There is the chance of the significant push of cool air reaching the Northeast during the middle and latter part of next week. Temperatures could stay in the lower 80s for a day or two later next week around the city, during what is the typically the hottest time of the year.
For people heading to the mountains, nighttime temperatures could dip into the 40s with daytime highs near 70 for a time later next week.
Parts of this week will feel more like summer across the Midwest and Northeast with the warmest days of 2015 set to unfold.
Thunderstorms are set to return to the Plains for the first week of May following a relatively quiet end to April.
Severe winter weather played a major role in paltry U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2015, but hopes are high for an increase in spring and summer sales in regions that were gripped by a long winter.
The threat for potentially damaging thunderstorms will shift eastward across Europe through midweek.
El Campo, TX (1991)
Winds gust to 105 mph during a severe thunderstorm.
Prudhoe Bay, AK (1992)
Low temperature of minus 19 -- all-time May low temperature for area.
North Carolina (1993)
4-5" of rain in the mountains.