Another sunny week is ahead for the Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles International Airport, but it will be sunny with highs in the low 80s 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.
In mid-June, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced it was raising its incentive for residential customers to replace their lawns with what they called "California Friendly plants and other water-wise landscaping."
Of the 600 million gallons of drinking water delivered daily in Los Angeles, about half is used for watering outdoors, the department said.
The incentive went from $2 a square foot of lawn to $3 a square foot.
No rain is expected across the region for at least the next 45 days, reaching into mid-August.
Expanding rainfall will bring good news and bad news for people in the northeastern United States into early next week.
Following an outbreak of severe thunderstorms at midweek, more storms will ignite over the southern Plains and will include the potential for flash flooding into the weekend.
Those looking forward to traveling or spending the bank holiday weekend outdoors across the United Kingdom will face bouts of rain and increasingly gusty winds.
Rain will threaten to put a damper on Walpurgis Night and May Day festivities across parts of Germany this weekend.
Enough cold air will be in place for another round of heavy snow to fall across Colorado, including Denver, to end the week.
One of the largest severe weather outbreak so far this year occurred this week as powerful winds, large hail and heavy rains pummeled the Plains and parts of the Ohio Valley over the course of several days.
Washington, DC (1874)
30 degrees -- latest freezing temperature on record.
New York City, NY (1874)
1/2" of snow - latest measurable snow on record.
Taylor, TX (1905)
2" of rain in 10 minutes; 2.3" in 15 minutes.