Tropical Storm Washi has already begun to unleash heavy rainfall on the southern Philippines, and more is on the way.
Several inches of rain has fallen near Butuan, Davao and Hinatuan, on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. This is very close to where Washi made landfall on Friday.
Washi is expected to track west to northwest across the southern islands of the Philippines over the next 24-36 hours before emerging into the South China Sea.
Washi will unleash locally heavy rainfall and the threat for deadly flooding to the southern Philippines through Saturday.
Moving over the open waters of the South China Sea, Washi will have a chance to better organize and strengthen late this weekend and early next week.
The storm is not expected to reach typhoon status; however, it could become a strong tropical storm during this time.
Washi will then start to turn more south of west as it brings the threat for heavy rainfall to southern Vietnam during the first half of next week.
If Washi passes south of Vietnam, it will then likely weaken and move into southern Thailand or northern Malaysia before dissipating.
The recent unsettled weather across the United Kingdom will continue this weekend impacting several outdoor events.
A wet start to the weekend will give way to a pleasant day on Sunday as drier air builds in from the west.
Millions of Americans will be disappointed as the recent dry weather and high risk for wildfires across the western United States has put firework bans into effect.
Thunderstorms may disrupt July Fourth activities in parts of the central and eastern United States.
While downpours could come calling at the start and finish of the July Fourth weekend in the northeastern United States, the vast majority of the time will be dry.
Before air conditioning existed, people had to be creative when trying to stay comfortable in sweltering conditions.
Savannah, GA (1999)
6.60" of rain.
Southern Plains (2007)
Heavy and frequent rainfall continued. Oklahoma City had a 17th straight day of rain, with 10 inches total for the month. Normal is just over 4.5 inches for the entire month. Houston, TX had 19 days of rain so far in June totalling 5.47 inches, slightly ahead of the normal 5.35 inches. Dallas, TX also had 19 days of rain so far, totally 11.01 inches, normal for the month is 3.23 inches. Wichita Falls, TX had 21 days of rain, bringing 7.82 inches, the monthly normal is 3.69 inches.
Dramatic cooling behind a cold front from the 28th to the 29th. Philadelphia dropped from 89 to 77. Boston fell from 92 to 77, Providence from 92 to 74, and Portland, ME from 89 to 73. Atlantic City, NJ dropped from 93 to 76.