The stubborn storm that brought wet weather to the Pacific Northwest late last week and over the weekend has finally departed, allowing for the return of dry weather for Seattle and surrounding areas.
High pressure building in will usher in dry air from the north, allowing for sunshine to dominate each day through midweek.
Temperatures will slowly rise over the next several days as Monday's high of 79 degrees climbs into the upper 80s by Wednesday.
Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week then temperatures will drop slightly into the low 80s to round out the week.
Daytime hours on Thursday and Friday will contain plenty of sunshine for Seattle's Original Coffee Walk, beginning at the Hammering Man.
The sunshine will continue through Saturday, providing a pleasant day for the Seattle Boats Afloat Show at South Lake Union.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours to the northeastern U.S. and break the back of an extended heat wave.
Repeating and slow-moving storms will raise the risk of flash flooding and damaging winds over northern and central High Plains into Thursday night.
Repeating downpours will raise the risk for flash flooding along the Gulf coast and lower Mississippi Valley through the middle days of the week.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the western United States into the upcoming weekend.
The F1 season continues this weekend with the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim with disruptive showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.
The heat felt across the United Kingdom during the middle of July has faded and is not expected to return through at least the first week of August.
Redfield, SD (1990)
A total of 1.76" of rain in 25 minutes during the morning, then a tornado struck in the afternoon.
Hagerstown, MD (1992)
3.50" of rain.
Barrow, AK (1992)