After a nice weekend, rain returns to the Windy City for the midweek.
Shower chances will diminish a bit for Wednesday, but will still be present. There will also be a dip in the temperature, with the upper 50s reigning into the weekend in place of the high 60s that began the week.
The chances for a shower around will be even lower, but again still present, for Thursday. By Friday skies should clear to partial sunshine with local breezes.
Overnight lows will sit in the mid-40s for the duration of the workweek. By Thursday night the skies should be clearer for the overnight hours.
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.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the western United States into the upcoming weekend.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
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