Parts of Southern California should not get used to the brief raindrops seen on Saturday.
Enough moisture is in place for a weak disturbance to return spotty showers and thunderstorms to Southern California on Saturday.
The showers will briefly dampen the Los Angeles Basin, while thunderstorms will dot the mountains.
It should be stressed that the showers will deliver little rainfall and not provide much-needed drought relief. The raindrops will instead be more of a welcome sight to residents who are faced with water restrictions.
Dry lightning strikes from the spotty thunderstorms in the mountains threaten to spark new wildfires.
As the disturbance lifts northward, Sunday and Monday will turn out to be typical summer days around Los Angeles--days without rain and morning low clouds along the coastal plain.
The low clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine, which will allow temperatures to rise into the upper 70s. A high of near 84 F is more common this time of year.
Temperatures will be on the rise later in the week as a ridge of high pressure builds overhead and squashes the press of cooler marine air. Temperatures will approach the 90-degree mark in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday.
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 the northern and central High Plains into Thursday night.
The Formula One season continues this weekend, and disruptive showers and thunderstorms may impact the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.
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.
Another postponement may be in store at Pocono Raceway as widespread showers and thunderstorms threaten Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Hurricane Bertha formed 450 miles east of Jacksonville, FL. Maximum sustained winds of 75 mph with gusts to 90 mph.
Western Pacific (1990)
Typhoon Steve east of Iwo Jimo. Peak winds of 125 mph sustained gusts to 155 mph.
5-12" of rain north of Denver led to serious flash flooding (28th-29th). 108 mobile homes were destroyed and 481 others were damaged in Ft. Collins. 5 people were killed and 40 others injured.