In the wake of the drenching, gusty and disruptive storms through Tuesday, drier air will settle into the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area through Thursday.
Some sunshine is forecast for the city and suburbs with lowering humidity Wednesday and Thursday, while downpours still threaten to ruin the day at the beach Wednesday.
The less humid air will set the stage for lower temperatures at night. Lows will dip to unseasonably cool levels in the northern and western suburbs into the end of the week, while record chill holds up over the Midwest.
During the weekend and into next week, humidity levels and eventually temperatures will trend upward. As this happens, the risk of thunderstorms will increase across the region.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms has expanded to parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
A cold front swinging across the northeastern United States will bring the threat of heavy, drenching thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.
A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
In the most destructive hurricane season in recorded history, images from Katrina, Rita, Wilma and others still resonate today and immediately bring to mind the total despair millions of Americans faced in 2005.
The Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden is giving travlers a chance to sample weather at various destinations around the world through the use of the Climate Portal.
Greenville, SC (2004)
Heavy rain causes nearby river to crest at 19.2 feet, the second highest crest ever.
"A considerable flood arose unexpectedly which proved detrimental to many in that colony." This was the first of 2 hurricane/floods within 30 days.
Amarillo, TX (1982)
4.22" of rain -- 24-hour July rainfall record.