Cold weather will ease up a bit and major storms will stay away from Pittsburgh through Thursday.
Temperatures are forecast to reach the lower 50s for Tuesday and Wednesday.
In the wake of locally heavy snow, rain and a wintry mix on multiple days last week, there is a chance for a rain or snow shower in spots during the next several days.
Rain is possible on Friday with a high in the low 40s.
A shark attack was reported on Wednesday on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, marking the state's seventh attack this year.
Another round of drenching and gusty thunderstorms is in store for areas from the central Plains to the Tennessee Valley through Thursday night.
In a state plagued by drought, Golden State residents are advised to play it safe with fireworks this Fourth of July.
About 5,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes early Thursday morning after a train carrying chemicals partially derailed south of Knoxville, Tennessee.
The boat, the MV Nirvana, capsized in the waters off Ormoc City in Leyte, according to Red Cross Chairman Richard J. Gordon in a tweet on the relief organization's Twitter feed.
Americans will be hoping for clear skies this Saturday, July 4, as they look to enjoy dazzling fireworks displays, in addition to other popular Fourth of July activities.
Charleston, SC (1843)
An alligator carried by a thunderstorm fell onto Anson Street.
Philadelphia, PA (1901)
A daily minimum temperature of just 82 degrees.
Wichita Falls, TX (1980)
114 degrees, breaking old record by 10 degrees. This is the 9th consecutive day of 100 degrees plus. Many other cities in Texas have reached or exceeded 100 degrees every day for more than a week.