In the wake of the drenching, gusty and disruptive storms through Tuesday, drier air will settle into the Philadelphia area through Thursday.
Some sunshine is forecast for the city and suburbs with lowering humidity Wednesday and Thursday, while downpours still threaten to ruin the day at the beach Wednesday.
The less humid air will set the stage for lower temperatures at night. Lows will dip to unseasonably cool levels in the northern and western suburbs into the end of the week, while record chill holds up over the Midwest.
During the weekend and into next week, humidity levels and eventually temperatures will trend upward. As this happens, the risk of thunderstorms will increase across the region.
The threat for potentially damaging thunderstorms will shift eastward across Europe through midweek.
The Balkan Peninsula will get a taste of summer through the midweek.
Parts of this week will feel more like summer across the Midwest and Northeast with the warmest days of 2015 so far.
Wind, seas and surf will build in advance of what could potentially become the first tropical system of 2015 along the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States this week.
Showers and thunderstorms will frequent the Central states this week with the risk of beneficial rain and also the potential for flooding and severe weather.
Severe winter weather played a major role in paltry U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2015, but hopes are high for an increase in spring and summer sales in regions that were gripped by a long winter.
Record cold moved into the Great Lakes. New records set at Grand Rapids (28 degrees) and Marquette (21 degrees).
Moscow, Russia (1987)
Excess pollen caused rain to turn green in some parts of the city.
Chesnee, SC (1989)
A 700-yard-wide tornado lifts a 1,000 pound bale of hay and carries it for five miles. Two people killed by the storm.