Two named tropical cyclones, Nanmadol and Talas, are looming in the Western Pacific Ocean's "typhoon alley," but are not yet posing a major threat to land.
As of Thursday, Nanmadol is already a strong typhoon, having top sustained winds of about 105 mph, its center located less than 300 miles northeast of Manila, capital of the Philippines. Movement is slow, to the northwest.
Forecast tools accessed by meteorologists at AccuWeather.com show this potentially dangerous storm veering northward east of northern Luzon Island, the Philippines, through Friday before reaching open seas east of Taiwan as a powerful typhoon by the start of next week.
Nanmadol could ultimately threaten Okinawa and others of the Ryukyu Islands, between Taiwan and Japan.
Meanwhile, the broad but still moderate Tropical Storm Talas is slowly gathering strength at sea more than 1,000 miles south of Tokyo, Japan.
Talas should strengthen along a mostly northward path through the end of the week. Talas could become a typhoon as it buffets the small Volcano and Bonin islands, far south of the Japan mainland.
Unsettled weather in Atlanta will continue into this week, with the chance of thunderstorms remaining for the area through Tuesday.
After showers and thunderstorm come through the area on Monday, Detroit will see a period of slightly cooler temperatures for much of the week.
After the new week begins with stormy weather, the Cleveland area will see temperatures reminiscent of September move in midweek.
Dallas will see continued periods of heat and dry weather before severe storms bring cooler temperatures midweek.
The first part of this week will feel more like September than the middle of July, typically the hottest time of year, throughout the Midwest.
The hot weather seen across the Northwest over the weekend will carry over into the new week, continuing the risk of heat-related illness.
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