After heavy rains and strong thunderstorms lashed the Los Angeles area Saturday, calmer weather will return to the city to kickoff the first week of March.
The last of the rain moved out Sunday afternoon, bringing the return of dry weather to the City. Between Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Downtown Los Angeles received almost more rain than all of 2013.
Heading into the first full week of March, temperatures will begin to rise on Tuesday, reaching into the upper 70s, low 80s by the end of the weekend.
Sunshine will return to Los Angeles on Monday and at least partly sunny skies will last through the week and into next week.
Overnight lows for the week will hover around the mid- to high 50s range.
No more rain is in the forecast for the city for the next two weeks. While the recent rain was helpful for the region's drought conditions, much more rain is needed to break the drought. According to the Drought Monitor, Los Angeles continues to remain classified in an extreme drought.
Smoke created hazy, orange views in Los Angeles on Saturday as the Sand Fire continued to rage less than 40 miles away from the city's downtown.
Darby will continue to deliver locally heavy rain, gusty winds and rough surf to Hawaii into early Monday. But the tropical storm will provide long-term benefits.
Gusty thunderstorms will target the northeastern United States on Monday, but will fail to sweep away the baking heat wave gripping the region.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures soaring across the northwestern United States during the final week of July.
Downpours will spread from the lower Mississippi Valley to eastern and central Texas early this week, delivering needed rain but raising the concern for flash flooding.
With the heat of summer comes many unwelcomed pests, including mosquitoes, ants, fruit flies, wasps and stink bugs, into outdoor spaces and homes.
A hot day throughout the state; Columbus 104 degrees; Augusta - 106 degrees; Louisville - 112 degrees -- record high for state.
Tucson, AZ (1952)
60-mph winds ripped roofs off an apartment complex and an airplane hangar, sweeping dust and sand through the city and leaving 200 persons homeless.
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.