The absence of high heat and humidity around Philadelphia will not last into the start of the new week.
As the area of high pressure that kept humidity low through the holiday weekend departs, the door will open for yet another surge of steamy air into Philadelphia for the new week.
Temperatures will return to the lower 90s both Monday and Tuesday. With higher humidity in place, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will soar well into the 90s.
Such heat and humidity will prove challenging and hazardous for those with respiratory issues and those engaging in manual labor. Be sure to take the necessary steps, which includes drinking plenty of water and wearing light clothing, to stay cool.
Spotty cooling thunderstorms on Monday will be confined to places toward the Poconos in the late afternoon and evening hours.
The thunderstorm chance will expand to more of the Philadelphia area Tuesday afternoon and night, potentially causing some interruptions to outdoor activities.
Another very warm and humid day will unfold on Wednesday as a slow-moving front interacting with the steamy air triggers another shower or thunderstorm.
How fast that front is to clear the Northeast coast will determine how quick drier air returns later in the week.
A tornado touched down and wreaked havoc at Cherrystone Campground in Virginia on Thursday morning, causing two fatalities and nearly two dozen injuries.
A potent storm system moving out of the Northwest United States will bring an elevated risk of tornadoes to parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Thursday.
Strong and severe thunderstorms from Canada and the northern Plains Thursday will shift into the Midwest and Ohio Valley in time for the weekend.
Tropical Rainstorm Matmo will bring heavy rain to Korea and Japan this weekend.
Thunderstorms bring the flash of white-hot splintered bolts that illuminate the blackened skies, creating a spectacular light show, and the looming threat of electrocution.
Former Typhoon Matmo continues to wreak havoc across portions of China.
Atlantic City, NJ (1997)
6.09" of rain from Tropical Storm Danny.
Lawrence, KS (1886)
No rain at all since June 26 of that year.
A hot day throughout the state; Columbus 104 degrees; Augusta - 106 degrees; Louisville - 112 degrees -- record high for state.