After a bit of rain fell Thursday in the Los Angeles area, drier conditions will return through at least the middle of next week.
Temperatures will be on the increase with highs starting out the weekend in the lower 60s before climbing to the middle 70s under sunny skies by Wednesday.
Nighttime lows will stay in the middle 50s through the next workweek.
The next chance of rain is possible late this month.
However, rain and snow coming to the Sierra through Saturday will be beneficial for the city. Part of the water supply from Southern California comes from the streams in the northern part of the state, which will be receiving some much-needed precipitation.
This rain and snowfall will help replenish water sources for the city.
Content contributed by AccuWeather.com Staff Writer Samantha-Rae Tuthill
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
Here are five easy ways to stay cool in sweltering summer heat.
Bridgetown, NJ (1803)
Tornado at 8:00 a.m. "The storm increased, and for the space of about three-quarters of an hour the lightnings were incessant and the thundering most awfully majestic." "The body of a covered wagon, taken from the wagon house, torn from from the springs, shattered and set up on end, the axel trees broken and 3 of the wheels torn from the same were found in different places at a distance of 50 feet." "One new wheel of a new heavy strong wagon broken entirely to pieces."
Hurricane near Jacksonville; $2.5 million damage in East Florida.
Charlotte, NC (1979)
Last of 12 straight days on which some rain fell. Total precipitation was 3.74".