Residents of Chicago should not get used to the mild start to this weekend with an arctic cold blast on the horizon.
Cooler air will settle back over Chicago on Sunday after the warmer temperatures from Saturday.
Sunday's chill, however, will pale in comparison to the arctic air set to grip Chicagoland Monday through Tuesday.
Monday's high in the lower 40s will occur in the morning with temperatures set to plunge into the 30s during the afternoon as the arctic air arrives.
Tuesday is then shaping up to be Chicago's coldest day since March with temperatures struggling to climb out of the lower 30s during the day and dropping into the lower 20s at night.
Many of the suburbs will dip into the teens Tuesday night.
The initial blast of arctic air will be accompanied by rain and wet snow on Monday. Motorists should watch for slick spots Monday night, mainly on bridges and overpasses.
The majority of the lake-effect snow that develops Monday night through Tuesday will be directed at northwestern Indiana, but some snow showers will still stream over Chicago. That is especially true for the southern suburbs.
This arctic blast will not be prolonged with the cold expected to ease later in the week.
More than 24 people have died after a landslide on Wednesday in Ambegaon village, Pune district of the Maharashtra state of India.
A pair of tropical threats will target areas from China and Taiwan to Guam this week.
A flesh-eating bacteria that thrives in warm seas has killed one person in Sarasota County, Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.
A couple enjoying serene waters and lush landscapes as the perfect selfie background were shocked when a burst of lightning struck the trees behind them, erupting in a ball of fire.
Trouble is brewing for people with outdoor plans and travel along the Atlantic coast this weekend in the form of drenching rain and thunderstorms.
After comfortable and nice conditions for most of this week, Atlanta area residents can expect humidity to return for the weekend.
Scituate, MA (1769)
Hail fell 12" deep and remained on the ground for 30 hours.
Cherrapunji, India (1861)
A total of 366.14" of rain fell during July (world record for 1 month). Cherrapunji also holds world record rainfall for a 12-month period: 1,041.78" from August 1, 1860 to July 31, 1861.
Baker, FL (1949)
(East of Crestview, FL) Lightning struck a baseball diamond, digging a ditch 20 feet long in the infield, killing the shortstop, third baseman and injuring 50 people in a crowd of 300.