While escaping the core of the heat, warm days are still shaping up for San Francisco through Monday.
A ridge of high pressure building across California will promote blazing triple-digit heat across the interior through Monday.
There will be enough of an onshore flow to keep the heat held at bay around San Francisco, but temperatures will still rise to the upper 70s and near 80F.
Any low clouds and fog will burn off by midday with mostly sunny skies expected by the afternoon hours. Morning clouds could cause flight delays at San Francisco International Airport.
An upper-level disturbance will break down the ridge on Tuesday, causing temperatures to return to more seasonable levels.
The disturbance will pass through dryly without any welcome rainfall.
Storms that brought gusty winds and heavy rainfall to the Upper Midwest on Tuesday will shift eastward to the Ohio Valley into Wednesday evening.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms will expand northwestward over the balance of the week, reaching parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
While the heat wave and high humidity will recede in the Northeast to finish out the week, 90-degree F air may linger in many areas into August.
The Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden is giving travlers a chance to sample weather at various destinations around the world through the use of the Climate Portal.
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Otterbein, IN (1990)
A total of 2" of rain in 40 minutes (10 miles west of Lafayette).
Southern CA (1991)
Torrid heat: 120 at Borrego Springs; 119 at Death Valley and Palm Springs.
Big Delta, AK (1992)
A rare tornado touched down; first since 1979 in Alaska.