Another sunny week is ahead for the San Francisco area, a region that remains under the grips of an extended drought.
There will be some low morning clouds early in the week that may delays flights at San Francisco International Airport, but it will be sunny with highs in the low 70s through Friday.
Nighttime lows will stay in the mid-60s.
A third of California remains under exceptional drought conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor.
Mandatory water rationing still remains a possibility for San Francisco water customers, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said on June 23.
While customers got off to a slow start this year, water use has significantly declined over the past few weeks, the commission said. Only if this conservation trend continues, will the commission be able to stave off the possibility of mandatory rationing.
"We are not out of the woods yet. Mandatory rationing is still on the table," commission General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. said. "Every customer needs to redouble their conservation efforts so we can stretch water supplies into 2015 and beyond."
The commission reported that it has 64.5 percent storage capacity in the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System storage and all available snowpack has melted. It said it needs customers to save 8 billion gallons by year's end.
No rain is expected across the region for at least the next 45 days, reaching into mid-August.
The Bardarbunga volcano began to erupt in Iceland, according to the Icelandic Met Office.
A great white shark was spotted at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts earlier this week, forcing the evacuation of the water.
It's been a tumultuous week on both the East and West coasts as two hurricanes induced rough surf and a high risk for rip currents.
There is the risk of severe weather, including tornadoes on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
Pennsylvania & New Jersey (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria caused severe floods in southeastern PA and NJ. Damage estimated at $138 million.
Colorado Springs, CO (1978)
Hail 6 inches deep.
Rochester, MN (1979)
2.73 inches of rain fell in 50 minutes making this the wettest August on record. (9.52 inches of rain so far this month). The heavy downpour flooded the streets of Rochester, stranding about 1,500 cars.