Sunshine and spectacular weather are in store for this year's Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Parade.
Storms from the Pacific Northwest will track well north of the region and will stay far enough away to allow light winds for the parade.
Temperatures will climb quickly as they usually do, from the lower 60s at the start of the parade at 9:00 a.m. reaching the middle 70s by the time the parade concludes around 11:00 a.m. MST.
The dry, sunny weather will continue through the weekend.
Image of Fountain Hills, Ariz., by Photos.com
As a storm drops southeastward over the central Rockies, patchy clouds and a little wind are possible early next week.
The tropics may become active this weekend and into early next week.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms has expanded to parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
The Northwest is dealing with yet another record-challenging heat wave to close out July. While relief will come next week, this heat wave will not be the last of the summer.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
Volcanic ash was sent 19,812 meters (65,000 feet) into the air as a result of the eruption, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported in an volcanic ash advisory.
A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.
Scituate, MA (1769)
Hail fell 12" deep and remained on the ground for 30 hours.
Cherrapunji, India (1861)
A total of 366.14" of rain fell during July (world record for 1 month). Cherrapunji also holds world record rainfall for a 12-month period: 1,041.78" from August 1, 1860 to July 31, 1861.
Baker, FL (1949)
(East of Crestview, FL) Lightning struck a baseball diamond, digging a ditch 20 feet long in the infield, killing the shortstop, third baseman and injuring 50 people in a crowd of 300.