With a cold front pushing through eastern Virginia and North Carolina Saturday afternoon, storms will continue to fire up.
While it is not a widespread threat, some of these storms may be locally severe.
The main threats will be damaging wind gusts and hail. However, storms could also produce blinding downpours, bringing a large amount of rain in a short time, potentially leading to flooding problems.
Storms moved through the Richmond early in the afternoon, producing hail up to 1-inch in diameter and wind gusts as high as 50 mph. The high winds brought down trees and caused power outages. These storms were then progressing towards Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Storms also could fire coming off the mountains in northern North Carolina, bringing some stronger storms to Greensboro and eventually Raleigh and Greenville later in the afternoon and early evening.
In addition to the severe threat, downpours will add to the already-heightened flooding risk across the area. A sluggish front over the Tennessee Valley and the Carolinas will bring continuous streams of rain and thunderstorms for the weekend.
A disturbance will swing across the Midwest and fire a round of severe thunderstorms to end the weekend.
Hurricane Guillermo will continue its path towards Hawaii in the coming days bringing large swells and enhanced rainfall to the islands.
After months of below-normal rainfall, Santiago, Chile, could finally receive several days of rainfall this week.
The air felt like an exceptional 163 F in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, on Friday and similar or worse conditions will follow.
Cooler conditions will move into the Interior Northeast early this week, but the warmth will hold on a little longer along the Interstate-95 corridor.
After a very hot end to July, some relief is on the way this week for Seattle and other areas of the Northwest.
A total of 5.31" of rain.
New England (1975)
"Hot Saturday" 107 degrees in New Bedford and Chester, MA All-time hottest day - 104 degrees in Providence, RI (also all-time record for state) 100 degrees in Nantucket for the first time
Heat wave continues for the following: Abilene - 41 consecutive days of 98 degrees or higher, tied 1952 record. Dallas/Ft. Worth - 41st consecutive day of 100 degrees + El Paso - 51st consecutive day of 100 degrees +