The recent break from the heat across western and central Europe is not here to stay with temperatures set to soar once again for the start of August.
A dome of heat will gradually expand to the north and east as this week progresses, replacing the recent return of more seasonable temperatures for many.
Temperatures will climb through the 30s C (90s F) in Madrid Tuesday and Wednesday before cracking the 32-degree C (90-degree F) mark in Paris on Thursday and Berlin and Vienna on Friday.
London will fall short of that mark but will still climb to 31 degrees C (87 degrees F) on Thursday.
Prior to the heat surge, London, Paris, Berlin and Vienna will record highs in the lower 20s C (lower 70s F) on Tuesday. Such highs are more common for late July.
A woman runs through a fountain at the Southbank in London on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Temperatures that day rose to 30 degrees C (85 degrees F) at London's Heathrow Airport. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Rain will also help keep Tuesday's warmth in check in each of these cities. The rain will be steadiest in London with only a passing shower in store for Vienna.
The good news for those across northern Europe, including in London and Paris, is that the impending heat should not last through the weekend.
Following a bout of stormy weather that has lingered through the week, drier and more tranquil weather will move into the Atlanta area for the weekend.
Chicago is facing a mostly clear weekend with the threat of some disruptive thunderstorms on Saturday.
The peak of hurricane season, among other things, arrives in the fall.
After former Hurricane Odile battered resorts across Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, vacationers were left stranded and isolated while waiting for evacuations with sparse communication to loved ones back home.
Moisture from Odile brought flooding rainfall to the Southwest on Wednesday and more is on the way.
Odile and other weather systems will bring both dangerous flooding and drought-busting rain in parts of Texas and the southern Plains.
Sacramento, CA (1984)
100 degrees F., record 38th day of 100 degrees or higher this year.
Eastern States (1990)
Record cold in many locations.......... Location Temp Previous Record ----------------- ---- --------------- Rochester, NY 37 38/1953 Youngstown, OH 34 38/1959 Atlantic City, NJ 36 39/1968 Allentown, PA 36 37/1959 Providence, RI 39T 39/1959 Binghamton, NY 35 36/1953 Flint, MI 35 36/1959
New York, NY ()
4" of rain fell from an early nor'easter.