A warm, bright Southern California week is in the works as offshore breezes usher warm desert air right.
Monday, Los Angeles, San Diego and the other coastal communities will warm well into the 80s, whereas inland valleys will register readings above 90 degrees.
Even some beaches will show temperatures above the 80 degree mark.
A forecast downtown Los Angeles high of 86 degrees would be seven degrees above-normal for the date.
Continued off-shore wind flow and sunshine will bring further uptick in temperature to Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Highest inland valley readings will climb to between 95 and 100 degrees on Wednesday.
Despite some shaving of daytime highs late in the week, area temperatures should hold at or above-normal through at least Friday.
Severe thunderstorms return near Little Rock, threatening areas from Oklahoma City to Dallas to close out Wednesday evening.
Tropical Depression Two has lost its battle to become the next Atlantic tropical storm, but it will still increase shower activity across the Caribbean to end the week.
Fresh cooler and less humid air will settle over the Boston area for Thursday and Friday.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Northeast at midweek is contributing to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
Severe thunderstorms are dropping down through the South Central states to close out Wednesday.
Columbus, OH (1979)
This is the first year in 101 years of record keeping at Columbus in which the temperature has not reached 90 degrees by July 23rd.
Hurricane Delores, west of Baja California, causes high surf along the Southern California coast.
Minneapolis, MN (1987)
10 inches of rain fell in 6.5 hours.