The second half of the week looks to be noticeably cooler and less humid in the Chicago area.
Storms that pushed through the area made an impact to area beaches as well. The cooler winds caused rip currents to form making for potentially life-threatening conditions in local waters.
Rip current warnings were issued by the National Weather Service and local beaches were closed as the storms created dangerous water conditions.
High temperatures will be within a few degrees of 75 F each day through Friday, nearly 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.
Showers or thunderstorms return for Friday.
If you have outdoor plans on Friday, the morning hours may be the better time to get them accomplished as the afternoon holds a higher chance for a shower or thunderstorm to move through.
More seasonable conditions are forecast to return for the weekend with highs in the 80s, an uptick in humidity and a shower or thunderstorm around both on Saturday and Sunday.
A typical high temperature for this time of year is 84 F.
Severe weather, including the risk of flash flooding and a few tornadoes, will continue into Memorial Day weekend.
Tropical moisture may put outdoor Memorial Day plans in jeopardy from Washington D.C., to Boston on Monday.
As millions prepare to take part in Memorial Day weekend events, showers, storms and a potential tropical system could threaten outdoor activities and travel plans during the extended weekend.
Tropical Depression Two has developed northeast of the Bahamas and will approach the southeastern coast of the United States with downpours, building surf and an increasing breeze during Memorial Day weekend.
South East England will face rain threaten to ruin Monday's bank holiday, while the rest of the United Kingdom enjoys another mostly dry and mild day.
Violent storms whirled through the central United States this week, spawning large tornadoes on multiple days.
Sacramento, CA (1984)
All-time record high for May -- 110 degrees. The old record was 100.
Leesburg, FL (1989)
A lightning bolt tore a 4-foot wide hole in the ceiling of a residential dining room and struck a 9-year-old boy between the shoulder blades. Although injured, the boy survived.
Chicago, IL (1992)
33 degrees on this date. Coldest for so late in the spring season.