Sunshine and less humid conditions are in the offing for New York City and vicinity this weekend, but not before more downpours drench the region into Friday night.
Clouds, high humidity and rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms will rule through Friday evening.
The pattern will bring an ongoing risk of flash and urban flooding that can greatly slow travel and disrupt outdoor activities. Be prepared for direct and indirect flight delays Friday evening as the storms will reach from Boston to Atlanta.
A few communities can also be hit by a gusty thunderstorms into the evening hours.
For fans heading to the Mets game Friday evening, have some raingear handy in case a downpour develops over the ballpark with little notice. Be prepared to take cover if storms approach.
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Both days of the weekend will feature bright sunshine with cool nights and mornings, as well as warm afternoons.
After the cloudy and wet weather this week, not only dad but everyone deserves a break courtesy of Mother Nature.
Looking into next week, the weather pattern will bring some of the warmest weather of the season so far with a chance of temperatures reaching 90 F for the first time.
How hot it gets will depend on the amount of sunshine versus complexes of thunderstorms that may roll in from the Midwest.
Tropical Depression Eight could become a tropical storm while brushing the North Carolina coast with rough surf, downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms early this week.
Following several stretches of unseasonable heat in August, September is set to yield lower temperatures across the United Kingdom.
Tropical Depression Nine developed just south of Florida on Sunday and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States later this week.
Another strong tropical disturbance will move off the coast of Africa early this week and bears watching for strengthening and impact on the Caribbean and the United States during September.
Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan on Tuesday afternoon local time with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Following a stormy weekend across Germany, a period of dry and more seasonable weather is in store this week.
New England (1965)
A total of 2.5 inches of snow on top of Mt. Washington set an August record. Vermont had a reading of only 25 degrees, while Nantucket had a chilly 39 degrees. Earliest freeze on record at many stations.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.