After only spotty rainfall this weekend in the Washington, D.C., area, the risk of severe thunderstorms and flash flooding will ramp up quickly for the new week.
As much cooler air plunges into the Midwest thanks to a southward trip by the Polar Vortex, warm and moist air will surge northward along the Atlantic Seaboard to start the week.
The storms Monday and Tuesday will bring the risk of damaging wind gusts initially but can be followed by repeating downpours and the potential for flash flooding.
The weather pattern to start the week is likely to bring extended disruptions to travel and outdoor activities along much of the Atlantic Seaboard, including the South.
Drier and less humid air will spread into the region later in the week, holding high temperatures to slightly below normal during what is typically known as the hottest time of the year.
The weather at Minneapolis early next week will be more appropriate for football, rather than baseball for the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game.
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As a strengthening storm system converges on the Atlantic coast, pockets of severe weather will develop in the eastern part of the United States into Friday evening.
A rare storm for late July will deliver drenching rain and miserable conditions to a large part of the mid-Atlantic and southern coast of New England to end the week and start the weekend.
Firefighters were gaining control of the massive wildfires raging across southeastern France on Thursday, but warned that the fire danger remains high.
Even though Hurricane Hilary remains well away from the southwestern United States, the storm could still bring hazards to swimmers and surfers in the final days of July.
Summer warmth vanished from the United Kingdom since the middle of the month and is not expected to return anytime soon.
While the north-central United States will get a break from storms in some locations and heat in others late this weekend, the pattern will resume as July ends and August begins.