The extreme and record-breaking heat has come to an end in the West for the holiday weekend.
A dip in the jet stream brought temperatures back to normal along the West Coast for the weekend, including major cities like Seattle, Fresno and Las Vegas.
Instead of temperatures in the interior Southwest rising above 110 degrees, as they did in Las Vegas and Phoenix near Independence Day, temperatures will return to the average for this time of year in the low to mid-100s.
Temperatures have already began to ease in the Northwest and will continue through the holiday weekend.
After the weekend, the jet stream will move northward again, allowing for warming temperatures in Boise, Seattle and Salt Lake City.
While these areas will be warmer for the start of the workweek, the extreme heat that kicked off the beginning of July is not expected.
For the Fourth of July weekend, heat will instead begin building in the center of the country. Temperatures will build in the Plains through the weekend, allowing for over 100 degrees by the start of the workweek.
While the 90s will make their way north into the Dakotas, a corridor of near 100 degrees will stretch from the Oklahoma-Texas border to southern Nebraska Monday and Tuesday.
A tropical wave is likely to become the Atlantic Basin's next tropical storm as it approaches or crosses the Caribbean Sea later this week and potentially pose eventual threats to North America.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region to end this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
Bouts of heavy rain and thunderstorms will continue to soak portions of Texas into Monday night, further heightening the risk of flooding.
Wintry weather marked the first days of autumn across parts of the Mountain West as snow mixed in with the changing fall foliage.
Gusty winds will accompany a push of chilly air across the Great Lakes from Sunday night through Tuesday.
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