Dry weather has returned to the San Francisco area following several days of rainy weather.
The drought-stricken region has benefited from the rain, even though it didn't put a major dent in the historically dry conditions. Over 1 inch of rain fell on Thursday through Saturday in the Bay Area.
The next chance for rain will return to the region this weekend.
Rounds of drenching showers and thunderstorms will heighten the risk of flash flooding across the northeastern United States through the final weekend of July.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms moving westward off the coast of Africa may pave the way for future tropical systems over the Atlantic Ocean in the weeks ahead.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the interior western United States into the upcoming weekend.
A budding tropical system threatens to bring flooding rain to the Philippines into this weekend with potential future impacts on China and Taiwan.
Summer calls for extra precautions when spending time outdoors, including taking proactive measures against mosquitos, ticks and other pests.
The destructive Sand and Soberanes Fires grew out of control this week in California, while severe storms caused travel problems in the Northeast.
Southern CA (1991)
Torrid heat: 120 at Borrego Springs; 119 at Death Valley and Palm Springs.
Big Delta, AK (1992)
A rare tornado touched down; first since 1979 in Alaska.
Albuquerque, NM (1997)
A propane truck blew up after being struck by lightning. 3 people were injured.