Hot weather is expected across the U.K. this weekend. Although not extreme, higher-than-normal temperatures will linger through next week.
Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s in London on Saturday. The high is expected to be 87, making Saturday the warmest day in London since last August.
Satellite picture from Friday shows clear skies across the U.K. allowing temperatures to be warm
Birmingham, England's second most populous city, will heat up to 85 Saturday. This will be the warmest reading since August of 2011.
This is stretch of hot weather is not expected to hold a candle to the deadly heat of 2006. July of 2006 saw six 90-degree days in London. The highest of which was 96.
Londoners make the most of the sunshine in Finsbury Square, London Tuesday July 4, 2006. Five inches of sand was placed in Finsbury Square in the City of London to make a beach. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)
The average high in London in mid July is only in the lower 70s. Temperatures will be near to above 80 degrees through much of next week.
The warmest spots in interior England will come close to 90 degrees on Saturday. But, a weak weather disturbance will produce a few degrees of cooling on Sunday.
Strong and severe thunderstorms from Canada and the northern Plains will shift into the Midwest and Ohio Valley in time for the weekend.
Former Typhoon Matmo continues to wreak havoc across portions of China.
Stormy weather will be the theme for the weekend across the Midwest and Ohio Valley with several chances for severe thunderstorms.
A tornado touched down and wreaked havoc at Cherrystone Campground in Virginia on Thursday morning, causing two fatalities and leaving 36 injured.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people disappeared from radar as it traveled from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, The Associated Press reported, as storms pushed south of the area of lost contact.
Washington, DC (1991)
A total of 3" of rain from heavy thunderstorms.
Manchester, KY (1992)
A state trooper was stranded in his patrol car after it was submerged by flood waters.
Alexandria, NE (1992)
8.0" of rain with severe flooding.