After the noticeably cooler weather to start the week, temperatures will be on a gradual rise throughout the rest of the week.
Highs in the mid-70s will be a thing of the past by Wednesday as temperatures climb near the 80 degree mark.
Wednesday will still be comfortable, with lower than normal humidity for the end of July.
The humidity starts creeping back in for Thursday. The increased humidity and temperatures in the lower 80s will make feel more like summer, and bring back the chance for thunderstorms for late week.
These temperatures will still be just a few degrees below average for the start of August.
For the weekend, the unsettled pattern is likely to continue across the Northeast. Downpours could result from scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Temperatures will hang around in the low to mid-80s but humid conditions will remain.
Millions of Americans will be disappointed as the recent dry weather and high risk for wildfires across the western United States has put firework bans into effect.
Thunderstorms may disrupt July Fourth activities in parts of the central and eastern United States.
Before air conditioning existed, people had to be creative when trying to stay comfortable in sweltering conditions.
While downpours could come calling at the start and finish of the July Fourth weekend in the northeastern United States, the vast majority of the time will be dry.
The recent unsettled weather across the United Kingdom will continue this weekend impacting several outdoor events.
Raleigh, NC (1995)
3.30" of rain in 3 hours.
Savannah, GA (1999)
6.60" of rain.
Southern Plains (2007)
Heavy and frequent rainfall continued. Oklahoma City had a 17th straight day of rain, with 10 inches total for the month. Normal is just over 4.5 inches for the entire month. Houston, TX had 19 days of rain so far in June totalling 5.47 inches, slightly ahead of the normal 5.35 inches. Dallas, TX also had 19 days of rain so far, totally 11.01 inches, normal for the month is 3.23 inches. Wichita Falls, TX had 21 days of rain, bringing 7.82 inches, the monthly normal is 3.69 inches.