The weather will cooperate for most outdoor activities, including race day at this year's Indianapolis 500 Sunday.
Thunderstorms rolled through on Wednesday afternoon, bringing damaging wind gusts and nearly 2 inches of rain to the Indianapolis area.
In the wake of the storms, low humidity and rain free conditions will highlight Indiana the next several days, lasting right through race day on Sunday.
The starting field for 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race poses on the start/finish line with the Borg-Warner Trophy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 19, 2014. The race is Sunday, May 25. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
For the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, sunshine is in the offing with temperatures reaching near 80 F during the afternoon.
Fans heading to the race should remember to use sunscreen to stay protected from the bright, powerful May sunshine. Sunglasses may be a necessity.
Even with the low humidity forecast, light winds and intense sunshine will make for a toasty afternoon in the stands and on the track.
Racing fans can catch the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway following the Indy 500 Sunday evening. There is also the Grand Prix de Monaco at Monte-Carlo, so race fans will have plenty to watch this weekend.
Ignacio has rapidly strengthened into a major hurricane as it tracks toward the Hawaiian Islands.
A strong storm system moved into Washington on Saturday, delivering powerful winds that lead to widespread damage and power outages.
While Erika has weakened to a tropical rainstorm, Florida will still become the target of potentially flooding downpours during the final days of August and start of September.
The 2015 US Open Tennis championships begin Aug.31 and heat and humidity will return for to the Big Apple for the tournament's first week.
As many as seven tropical cyclones were churning throughout the world this past week, while smoke from wildfires across the Pacific Northwest led to poor air quality across the region.
Summer heat makes a comeback across a large part of Europe as drenching thunderstorms soak other areas.
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.