In the wake of the rain and snow that fell over the region on Tuesday, quiet weather is in store for the rest of the week and the weekend.
After some sunshine Wednesday and cool temperatures across much of the region, tranquil and seasonable weather will continue today.
A strong area of high pressure will be in control for the next several days, which will keep the stretch of dry and tranquil weather going.
Clouds will thicken up a bit later Friday and Friday night as some warmer Pacific air moves in, but any precipitation should stay north of the region.
While it will be a slow process, the warmer air will win out by the end of the weekend and early next week.
Afternoon temperatures will get back into the 50s by the weekend for most, with some places cracking the 60 degree-mark early next week.
As July draws to a close, a rare storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States into midweek.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
New Jersey (1892)
Spectacular "double" waterspouts off Barneget Light at heights of 500-600 feet.
Toshomingo, OK (1943)
121 degrees -- record high for state.
Houston, TX (1978)
For the second straight day, a lightning bolt struck an oil storage tank. This strike caused a 5 alarm fire.