A mainly cloudy and mild Monday is on tap for the Early May bank holiday across England and Wales to kick off the upcoming week.
An area of low pressure situated several hundred miles to the northwest of Ireland on Monday will bring a seasonably mild southerly flow to much of the United Kingdom allowing temperatures to climb a couple to a few degrees Celsius above average.
Bristol, U.K. and Manchester, U.K. will see temperatures rise into the middle teens (around 60°F) while London will make a run at the upper teens (mid-60s °F).
With the flow coming up off of the English Channel, communities such as Plymouth and Portsmouth will remain a couple of degrees cooler-than-inland locations thanks to the chillier water temperatures in the Channel.
A cold front will pivot across Ireland and northwestern Scotland on Monday bringing a good amount of clouds to England Wales along the the risk of an afternoon shower or two over coastal areas along the Irish Sea and the St. George's Channel.
The Houses of Parliament are silhouetted against the cloudy sky as a Union flag is seen at a souvenir shop in London, Tuesday, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)
More frequent showery spells along with a fresh to near-gale breezes will impact Ireland and far northwestern Scotland Monday making it difficult for some outdoor activities.
As the cold front moves through the U.K. Monday night, isolated showery spells will cross the country but widespread long rainy spells are not expected.
Unsettled weather will persist for the day after Early May bank holiday into the middle of the week as low pressure drifts closer to Scotland.
As July draws to a close, a 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.
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.
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Last of 12 straight days on which some rain fell. Total precipitation was 3.74".
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A total of 1.76" of rain in 25 minutes during the morning, then a tornado struck in the afternoon.
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3.50" of rain.