Some of today's rain should be heavy. It's just the start of a wet pattern.
Even so, it's likely to be very wet.
Like most good things, the weather over recent days couldn't last forever.
Rows and rows of sunflowers fill the fields at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, a 30-minute drive from Washington, D.C.
A shift in the storm's track means more than an inch of rain could fall across the D.C. area.
Meteorologists had tracked the storm for hours, and their forecasts offered considerable lead time.
A storm chaser photographed this rare phenomenon while watching monsoonal storms.
Starting this weekend it's increasingly muggy with growing chances for occasional downpours.
It's hard to top weather like this in July.
"Catastrophic damage” was reported in Marshalltown, about 50 miles northeast of Des Moines.