President Barack Obama is campaigning in Chicago, urging potential voters to show up at the polls for Governor Pat Quinn in his tough re-election challenge from Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.
A new moon will allow for the perfect background for the Orionid Meteor Shower, set to peak on Tuesday Oct. 21 and into the morning of Oct. 22.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
Cold air and high snow amounts will define the season in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic while drought conditions persist in northern California.
Calmer weather is in store for much of the East for those heading out to take in autumn's colorful display as leaves change to vibrant, rich colors early this week.