While temperatures will moderate through Friday and a big rain event is called off for Saturday, much colder air will sweep later in the weekend on gusty winds for Washington, D.C.
Only spotty showers or a touch of rain is in the offing for Saturday as the first of two pushes of cold air arrive.
After highs in the 60s Friday, temperatures will slide on Saturday and will be no higher than the 30s Sunday. RealFeel® temperatures will be in the 20s at times factoring in wind and other conditions.
Speaking of wind, gusts of 40 to 50 mph are possible Saturday night into Sunday as cold air roars in.
Looking ahead, AccuWeather.com meteorologists continue to track a storm that will affect part of the West into the weekend. During next week, that storm may try to take a northward turn after affecting the South with rain.
Travel disruptions are possible depending on the track of that storm, which may not be just rain everywhere in the East.
Two children were killed and at least another 15 people were injured Monday evening, as strong storms forced a circus tent to collapse in Lancaster, New Hampshire.
Unsettled weather responsible for flooding downpours in Florida last week will gradually lessen over the next several days.
Tropical Storm Guillermo will continue its path toward Hawaii in the coming days bringing large swells and enhanced rainfall to the islands.
After a very hot end to July, some relief is on the way this week for Seattle and other areas of the Northwest.
Building heat across Europe this week will approach monthly and all-time record high levels in several cities.
Erie, PA (1915)
Flood killed 75 people, many streets flooded, bridges torn out.
Ossian, IA (1979)
Strong winds from a thunderstorm damaged a roller rink roof 50 miles NE of Waterloo, IA. A barn was destroyed and trees and power lines were downed.
Dallas, TX (1980)
A high of 95 degrees, breaking the string of 42 consecutive days of 100 degrees or higher.