Los Angeles should have a sunny, pleasant week ahead.
As midweek approaches, Wednesday morning should be cloudy but start to bring slightly warmer air for the day. As clouds break in the afternoon and mostly sunny skies appear, the high should hit the mid-70s before dropping to an overnight low in the mid-60s.
On Wednesday, mostly sunny skies will give way to a clear night should follow with overnight temperatures in the low 60s for another potentially slightly chilly night at Dodger Stadium for game three of the Rockies series.
Thursday should warm up with temperatures reaching the upper 70s as low clouds break into sunshine. Overnight lows should be in the low 60s.
Heading into the weekend, Friday should again be in the upper 70s before temperatures climb to the low 80s on Saturday, making for warmer weather for Angels fans as the three-game series against the Texas Rangers starts Friday evening.
Tropical Depression Two has lost its battle to become the next Atlantic tropical storm, but it will still increase shower activity across the Caribbean to end the week.
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.
A potent storm system moving out of the Northwest United States will bring an elevated risk of tornadoes to parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Thursday.
Severe thunderstorms that blasted areas of Arkansas with damaging winds and heavy rainfall will continue to race through eastern Texas.
Fresh cooler and less humid air will settle over the Washington, D.C., area for Thursday and Friday.
As California continues to be plagued by intense drought conditions, some surfers are reaping what may be one of very few benefits to such a dry season.
North Carolina (1975)
Lightning killed 13 cows during a thunderstorm at Kenansville. Heavy rains elsewhere in the state forced the Tar River out of its banks at Greenville, causing 14 families to evacuate their homes.
New York (1975)
Severe thunderstorms in western and central NY: lightning struck a city park in Rochester injuring 12 children, all were playing on a metal jungle gym. One patrolman described the scene as if "someone threw a stick of dynamite in the middle of the crowd and it blew."
Southeastern MA (1990)
Torrential rains: Middleboro 7.20" Bridgewater 5.00" Tauton 4.33" Abington 3.05" Cars were stranded in high water in Fall River, MA.