The storm responsible for bringing high winds around the region will move away Friday, leaving blustery and rather mild temperatures in its wake for a short time.
Flight delays may linger into the midday hours Friday, but less wind is in store by evening with temperatures fluctuating from the upper 50s to lower 60s.
The weekend will turn progressively colder.
A couple of passing showers are in the offing for Saturday with temperatures no better than the 50s.
RealFeel® temperatures will be in the 30s on Sunday, despite a return of some sunshine.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States into midweek.
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 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.
Here are five easy ways to stay cool in sweltering summer heat.
Houston, TX (1978)
For the second straight day, a lightning bolt struck an oil storage tank. This strike caused a 5 alarm fire.
Hamshire, TX (1989)
A total of 4.46" of rain in two hours (near Port Arthur).
Newark, NJ (1989)
99 degrees -- tied 1940 record.