The drought continues this week in the Los Angeles area with plenty of sunshine everyday.
It continues as residents during 2013 went through their driest year on record, the National Weather Service said. No rain is in the forecast for the foreseeable future.
Temperatures will be above seasonal normals reaching into the lower to upper 70s each day.
Plenty of sunshine is on tap for the city through the weekend and into next week.
Despite a late-week storm which will bring heavy rainfall to much of the Northwest, California's drought will continue, as the state will just miss the storm to the north.
In 2013, downtown Los Angeles received 3.6 inches of rain, which is only 24 percent of its normal annual rainfall.
The previous record for driest year on record for the area was 4.08 inches in 1947 and in 1953.
The weekend will feature at least partly sunny skies everyday with temperatures consistently in the 70s.
No rain is in sight for the city anytime soon.
The last weekend in August will bring warm and humid conditions to Detroit as well as the risk of spotty storms.
A dry weekend is on tap for the Minneapolis area before hot and humid air builds in during the upcoming week.
Hurricane Ignacio may enhance showers and stir rough surf for the Hawaiian Islands as it approaches next week.
After Erika brings heavy rain and locally gusty winds from Puerto Rico to Hispaniola into Friday night, the system will move toward the Bahamas, the Keys and South Florida this weekend.
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.
Heat and humidity will return to Harrisburg this weekend and hang on into next week.
A five-state tornado outbreak in Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Iowa and Missouri occurred on this date. In all, 20 tornadoes were reported. Nine were in Iowa. One near Farragut, IA, in the extreme SW corner of the state, caused several fatalities and numerous injuries.
Sherman Pass, WA (1980)
2 inches of snow.
Pennsylvania & New Jersey (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria caused severe floods in southeastern PA and NJ. Damage estimated at $138 million.