While Labor Day marked an unofficial end to the summer, the Chicago area will see warm, humid conditions continue before temperatures slide late in the week.
"A cold front will move through on Friday with showers and thunderstorms likely," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.
As the storms pass the Chicago area, cooler weather will return. Temperatures will slide into the low 70s for the weekend.
On Saturday, temperatures will linger around the 70 F mark with clouds and sunshine throughout the day. Overnight lows will be near 60 F.
Sunday will feature more sunshine and pleasant conditions that will carry into early next week.
The next chance for rain will return on Tuesday.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States into midweek.
Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.
Pittsburgh, PA (1872)
Cloudburst of 30 minutes followed by a flash flood. Over 133 people drowned on the north side of Butcher Run and Wood's Run.
New Jersey (1892)
Spectacular "double" waterspouts off Barneget Light at heights of 500-600 feet.
Toshomingo, OK (1943)
121 degrees -- record high for state.