Heat will build in Atlanta by midweek with a return of highs in 90s and the continued threat of thunderstorms.
An area of high pressure will form over the southern states by midweek, and it will pump heat and humidity in from the Gulf of Mexico.
Highs will climb into the mid-90s, reaching a bit above the normal high of 88 F, from Wednesday straight into late-week and the weekend. With humidity factored in, AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will reach into the 100s during the afternoon hours each day.
The chance of an afternoon thunderstorm will remain Wednesday, but the threat for stormy weather is expected to subside through the weekend.
If you are enjoying outdoor activities, make sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.
Also, stay alert to rapidly changing conditions by using MinuteCast™, since spotty storms may erupt and cause disruptions to outdoor events during the afternoons and evenings.
On the heels of Danielle, another weak tropical system will move onshore from the Gulf of Mexico with drenching downpours and the risk of flash flooding.
The risk of thunderstorms and severe weather will return to the north-central United States this weekend, including some areas that were hit by violent storms on Wednesday.
At least 20 people have died in West Virginia as a result of extreme flooding that inundated portions of the state on Thursday.
Showers threaten to cause delays on a nearly daily basis next week at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.
After dealing with heavy thunderstorms and heat to start the weekend, Germany will welcome more seasonable temperatures and fewer downpours early next week.
El Niño officially came to an end in early June, and experts are calling for a La Niña to develop in its footsteps.
Tupelo, MS (1991)
Flooding downpours: 1.25" or rain in 15 minutes; water reached the level of car windows in the street.
Holden Beach, NC (1994)
76 mph wind gust in a thunderstorm.
Lancaster, PA (2000)
5.67" of rain in 4 hours.