After a spell of abnormally cool weather, warmer and more humid air will settle over Chicagoland on Tuesday.
However, this summerlike air will help fuel thunderstorms late on Tuesday into Tuesday night, and some can be strong with damaging winds and hail.
The Chicago Cubs will host the New York Yankees in a two-game series beginning on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field at 7:05 p.m. CDT. The threat of a severe thunderstorm will remain into the evening, however.
It will be warm on Wednesday with highs in the 80s and less humidity, making for good conditions for the 1:20 p.m. CDT matchup between the Cubs and Yankees.
Things will cool down a bit late in the week as temperatures move down below normal into the upper 60s on Thursday and Friday.
The temperatures should rebound into the Memorial Day weekend with highs in the 70s to near 80 and plenty of sunshine.
Repeating and slow-moving storms will raise the risk of flash flooding and damaging winds over the northern and central High Plains into Thursday night.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours to the northeastern U.S. and break the back of an extended heat wave.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the interior western United States into the upcoming weekend.
The heat felt across the United Kingdom during the middle of July has faded and is not expected to return through at least the first week of August.
The Formula One season continues this weekend, and disruptive showers and thunderstorms may impact the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.
Another postponement may be in store at Pocono Raceway as widespread showers and thunderstorms threaten Pennsylvania on Sunday.