A wedge of dry air will slowly erode later this week and may allow spotty showers to survive the trip into Boston from the Midwest.
At this time, it appears the greatest risk of downpours heavy enough to cause flash and urban flooding will stay well west and south of New England.
However, people driving or flying to and from the Midwest and mid-Atlantic may encounter some delays.
The greatest chance of showers in Boston is Friday into Saturday.
Temperatures are forecast to remain near or slightly below average through the weekend. Temperatures typically range from a low of 64 to a high of 79 F.
During next week, there are signs of some very warm weather for a few days, especially during the second half of the week. Temperatures may approach 90 degrees.
AccuWeather will also be watching for an uptick in tropical activity during the last part of August. September is typically the most active month in terms of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.
After intense heat eased some for Thursday, it will once again bake Spain and France to close out this week and expand into Germany and Poland this weekend.
Another round of drenching and gusty thunderstorms is in store for areas from the central Plains to the Tennessee Valley through Thursday night.
While parts of India received torrential rainfall during June, impact from El Nino will reassert itself over the upper part of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.
Winds and the Gulf Stream current are the likely catalysts behind strange jellyfishlike creatures, Man O' War, popping up on East Coast beaches over the past several weeks.
Strengthening Typhoon Chan-hom will threaten Guam this weekend, while the corridor from Shanghai to Tokyo could face impacts next week.
While the Philippines will escape Typhoon Chan-hom, the same cannot be said for newly-formed Tropical Depression 10W.
Death Valley, CA (2001)
Heavy rainfall continued to cause flooding from MO and KS southward through TX. Both Fredonia and Yates Center, KS had over 18 inches of rain since June 25th. Victoria, TX set a daily rainfall record of 3.44 inches; the previous record was just 0.81 inches in 2002. Corpus Christi, TX also smashed a daily rainfall record of 1.30 inches from 2001 when 9.86 of rain fell.
Charleston, SC (1843)
An alligator carried by a thunderstorm fell onto Anson Street.