According to NOAA, here are the potential weather hazards as we head into the weekend and early next week:
**Much above-normal temperatures for parts of the western U.S. and northern high Plains, Sat-Sun, Jul 8-9.
**Much above-normal temperatures for much of the northern and central Rockies and northern and central Great Plains, Mon-Wed, Jul 10-12.
**Heavy rain for the coastal Carolinas, Sat-Sun, Jul 8-9.
**Much above-normal temperatures for parts of the interior mainland of Alaska, Sat-Wed, Jul 8-12.
**Flooding occurring or imminent across parts of Missouri.
**High risk of much above-normal temperatures for the northern Great Plains, Thu-Fri, July 13-14.
**Moderate risk of much above-normal temperatures for portions of the northern Rockies and northern to central Great Plains, Thu-Sat, Jul 13-15.
**Slight risk of much above-normal temperatures for portions of the western U.S., Great Plains, and upper Mississippi Valley, Thu-Wed, Jul 13-19.
**Slight risk of much above-normal temperatures for parts of interior mainland Alaska, Thu-Sat, Jul 13-15.
**Severe Drought across the Southern Plains, California, Hawaii, the Northern Plains, and the Southwest.
By Todd Nelson, filling in for Douglas
Average Low: 64F (Record: 49F set in 1942)
Daylight LOST since summer solstice (June 20th): ~9 minutes
2.9 Days Until Full "Buck" Moon