Tropical Depression Three, which formed just east of Florida on Monday evening, lost its chance to develop into a tropical storm on Tuesday, but a separate area of tropical development is being closely monitored by AccuWeather meteorologists.
The storm system that triggered severe thunderstorms in parts of the Carolinas on Tuesday signaled the end to the prolonged stretch of stifling heat and humidity that has been baking the Southeast.
The North American monsoon is ramping up across the southwestern United States after one of the latest starts on record this week.
After the recent summer swelter, millions in the Northeast, Midwest and South will get a break from the heat and high humidity during the heart of the summer.
A significant part of the Northeast baked over the weekend -- especially where some metropolitan areas only "cooled off" to lows of 83 at night.
Intense heat is set to build across much of the United Kingdom this week; all-time records may be set in some locations.
As flooding continues to affect parts of northeast India, downpours will focus on Kerala in the coming days and bring a new threat for flooding.