After the intensity and number of thunderstorms diminish into Friday, the weekend will bring fairly typical warmth and humidity for the middle of July.
High temperatures are forecast to be in the middle 80s F Saturday and Sunday.
Sky conditions are forecast to be favorable for viewing the last Manhattanhenge of 2014 on Saturday.
Only very widely separated storms are forecast this weekend with the greatest chance during the late afternoon and evening hours. Sunday is the more likely day for a downpour in the city.
Humidity levels will begin to creep back up this weekend after easing back for a few days.
One or more rounds of severe weather are possible in the Northeast as unseasonably cool air swings into the Midwest.
There is the chance of the significant push of cool air reaching the Northeast during the middle and latter part of next week. Temperatures could stay in the 70s for a day or two later next week around the city, during what is the typically the hottest time of the year.
For people heading to the Pocono and Catskill mountains, nighttime temperatures could dip into the 40s with daytime highs in the 60s to near 70 for a time later next week.
While Hurricane Cristobal will track east of the United States this week, it will spread rough surf along much of the Atlantic coast and will have some direct impact on Bermuda.
While the weather over much of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts will be free of rain this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather will reach across part of the Central states.
Though Hurricane Marie will weaken through this week, it will bring dangerous waves and rip currents to Southern California.
After several days of summerlike warmth and humidity, cooler and more pleasant air will return to end the week.
The Cleveland area is facing the threat of thunderstorms later this week.
Warm weather fans in the Boston area will have something to be happy about this week, but Atlantic Ocean bathers may need to be aware of Cristobal.
Miami, FL (1964)
Hurricane Cleo battered South Florida area, the first direct hit since 1950. Gusts to 135 mph, barometer 28.57 inches. Damage at $125 million.
East Coast (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria paralleled East Coast, causing serious flooding. It also spawned a tornado in Cape May County, NJ.
Cedoux, Saskatchewan (1973)
Largest hailstone ever recorded in Canada. This stone was 4.5 inches in diameter and weighed a pound.