Some sun is in store for Chicago early this weekend but storms will roll into the city before the weekend concludes.
Although temperatures rose Thursday, a series of thunderstorms rolled through Chicago on Thursday afternoon and evening, threatening the last game between the Cubs and Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field.
Those headed out to the game should watch for possible delays and be prepared for rain and breezy winds.
Friday looks to be the warmest day of the week as dry weather returns to the area. Temperatures will climb well into the 60s under partial sunshine with some spots even touching 70 F.
Heading into the weekend, cooler weather will be prominent in the city with temperatures in the 50s to last into next week.
Saturday will be the sunniest of the two weekend days for those looking to spend some time outdoors.
Showers will return to the city on Sunday alongside of clouds.
Rain will be the theme of next week as showers are in the forecast everyday through Thursday.
Near-normal temperatures and the chance for wet weather will mark the beginning of the weekend, as July transitions to August.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms has expanded to parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
A cold front swinging across the northeastern United States will bring the threat of drenching thunderstorms to end Thursday with less humid air to follow for Friday.
A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.
Following the steam bath of this week, the weather around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore will not be in a hurry to cool down.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
11 of the past 12 days brought heavy rain to at least some part of the state.
Thunderstorms with heavy rain flood and washed out many roads across the northeastern part of the state.
Columbia, SC (1991)
July 1991 became the wettest month ever with 17.46" of rain. The old record was 16.72" set in August 1949.