The week will start off with drenching downpours and locally strong thunderstorms in the Houston area.
Much of the day Monday will be dry, but showers and a few gusty thunderstorms will likely develop Monday evening and Monday night.
The main threats from the storms will be heavy rainfall, damaging winds and hail. However, it is possible that a couple of the strongest storms produce a short-lived tornado.
The thunderstorms should move away in time for the morning commute on Tuesday.
The storms will be fueled by a cold front running into southerly flow of warm and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures will top out in the lower 80s Monday, which is about 10 to 15 degrees above normal and close to the record in Houston of 86 set in 1967.
Behind the front, it will be drier and much cooler Tuesday and Wednesday with highs back into the 60s.
Tropical Depression Eight could become a tropical storm while brushing the North Carolina coast with rough surf, downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms into Tuesday night.
Following several stretches of unseasonable heat in August, September is set to yield lower temperatures across the United Kingdom.
Tropical Depression Nine developed just south of Florida on Sunday and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States later this week.
Another strong tropical disturbance will move off the coast of Africa early this week and bears watching for strengthening and impact on the Caribbean and the United States during September.
Tropical Storm Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan on Tuesday afternoon local time with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Following a stormy weekend across Germany, a period of dry and more seasonable weather is in store this week.
Santa Cruz (1929)
Coastal Steamer San Juan (over 2,000 tons) was rammed off Pigeon Point near Santa Cruz, CA by the oil tanker S.C.T. Doss which was proceeding at "excessive speed in fog without sounding fog signals". 70 passengers and crew of San Juan drowned.
East Coast (1954)
Hurricane Carol hit with the single greatest property loss to date.
Raleigh, NC (1965)
46 degrees -- coldest ever in August.