A cold front moving into the Los Angles area will bring a sharp drop in temperature through Thursday. Highs will stay in the low to mid-70s, 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the start of the week.
The cold front will also stall the dispersement of early morning clouds, though afternoon skies will be mostly sunny.
Fire dangers in the surrounding mountains will be higher as conditions will stay gusty for the remainder of the week. These winds should stay below Santa Ana levels, however.
Nighttime temperatures will stay in the upper 50s until the weekend when they will climb back into the 60s.
Temperatures will pick up again for the last weekend of the LA County Fair. Highs will reach 90 either Saturday or Sunday and skies will be much sunnier.
Repeating and slow-moving storms will raise the risk of flash flooding and damaging winds over the northern and central High Plains into Thursday night.
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.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the interior western United States into the upcoming weekend.
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.
The Formula One season continues this weekend, and disruptive showers and thunderstorms may impact the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.
Another postponement may be in store at Pocono Raceway as widespread showers and thunderstorms threaten Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Small but intense storm, said to be the worst in about 50 years, hit southern Mississippi (where Camille hit in 1969). U.S. Coast Guard cutter lost with 39 aboard.
New England (1949)
Heat wave in New England; Greenville, RI hit 102 degrees.
Marquette, Il (1988)
99 degrees for a date record.