After a blustery start to the week, milder and more tranquil conditions will settle around Philadelphia 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 middle 40s.
Highs are forecast to be in the 50s Thursday and Friday.
However, the mild weather will not last for 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 of the season so far.
Rescue efforts are underway in Hiroshima, Japan, after several landslides buried people and caused severe damage on Wednesday morning, local time.
There have been six times the number of named tropical systems in the Eastern Pacific Basin compared to the Atlantic Basin. While the Atlantic will catch up somewhat, the lopsided ratio will continue.
In the commune of Cogoleto, 16 miles west of Genoa, Italy, a storm system spawned at least one waterspout around noon, local time.
While heat in the South during August is common, the upcoming weather pattern may deliver some of the hottest weather of this summer.
Monsoonal moisture from the tropics is bringing heavy rainfall to the Phoenix area and other parts of the Southwest.
A batch of showers and thunderstorms will slowly swing from the Midwest to the mid-Atlantic this week, raising flooding concerns in portions of the area.
Houston, TX (1999)
105 degrees, new record for date.
New Jersey (1999)
A few waterspouts were spotted in Delaware Bay, and another at Cape May Point. A waterspout moved inland and became an F2 tornado injured one person in Holgate, New Jersey.
Indianola, TX (1886)
Completely destroyed by hurricane - town was never rebuilt.