After a blustery start to the week, milder and more tranquil conditions will settle around Washington, D.C., for the second half of the week.
Much less wind is in store for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The temperature trend will bottom out Wednesday with highs projected to be in the upper 40s.
Highs are forecast to be in the 50s Thursday and cold touch 60 on Friday, provided clouds stay away long enough.
However, the mild weather will not last long.
A potent storm system will affect the area this coming weekend with the chance of rain Saturday, then the potential for high winds on Sunday, bringing in the coldest blast of air so far this season.
Los Angeles will be having a slight increase in temperature as sunny days remain a constant presence over the next several days.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
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.
With the recent heat fading away, more relief will greet the Northwest by midweek in the form of rain.
After pounding Taiwan, Typhoon Matmo is now bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to eastern China.
Minneapolis, MN (1987)
10 inches of rain fell in 6.5 hours.
Montpelier, ID (1990)
75 mph winds gust; tree damage.
Seattle, WA (1991)
99 degrees, all-time record high for July.