Most of the Nation - hot and on the dry side as you will see in the satellite picture below. The long range group from the NWS indicates that temps will be returning to more of a normal pattern for late July....but it could get wetter.
Over the weekend...chances for showers and thunderstorms will increase along The East Coast....and the below map shows amounts that are possible. This is a general forecast....because within this region there may be some very heavy to severe storms that could drop 3x the amount that is now in this forecast.The tropics are quiet and will likely remain that way for the rest of this month. So...go slow in this heat. If you work outdoors you must take small breaks in thew shade from time to time....drink plenty of water. If you can check on the elderly from time to time...that would be a good idea as well. Later.