A woman was struck by lightning in southwest suburban Bolingbrook as thunderstorms dumped heavy rain on the Chicago area.
The destructive Sand and Soberanes Fires grew out of control this week in California, while severe storms caused travel problems in the Northeast.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
Repeating and slow-moving storms will raise the risk of flash flooding and damaging winds over the northern and central High Plains into early Friday morning.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States into midweek.
Throughout the duration of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, one group of athletes will be paying close attention to the weather forecast and, in particular, the wind as they go for the gold.
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The destructive Sand and Soberanes Fires grew out of control this week in California, while severe storms caused travel problems in the Northeast.Read Story >