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.
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.
Alexandria, NE (1992)
8.0" of rain with severe flooding.
Sandusky, OH (1995)
3.22" of rain in less than 2 hours. Many roads were flooded.
Rowan, NC (1996)
4" of rain in 45 minutes.