Chicago will see a stretch of sunny weather with comfortable temperatures for Independence Day.
Temperatures will hover from the low to upper 70s with a pleasant high near the 75 F mark for July Fourth, lower than typical averages.
Skies will be mostly sunny with some clouds drifting in and out.
Those planning on spending extended amounts of time in the sun should take proper precautions and continue to apply sunscreen throughout the day.
For the Navy Pier fireworks on Friday night, clear skies should make for ideal viewing. Evening temperatures will drop to the upper 50s, so those taking in the sparkling display will want to bring a jacket.
The sunny skies will persist into the rest of the weekend until a chance of a thunderstorm pops up Sunday evening. There is a chance more evening storms could last into the start of next week.
More thunderstorms may move in towards midweek.
A planned launching of a rocket by SpaceX was halted early Saturday morning due to unfavorable weather conditions.
Fung-wong will spread heavy rainfall across South Korea and Japan next week.
The fall season will start of seasonable for Minneapolis as high pressure yields several pleasant days through midweek.
Locally heavy and gusty thunderstorms will erupt over the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Saturday.
A surge of warmth will quickly be erased as thunderstorms and a cold front sweep through the Northeast on Sunday.
The body of a missing Austin, Texas sheriff's deputy was found in a lake Friday afternoon, The Associated Press reports.
Denver, CO ()
4-9" of heavy wet snow fell, downing tree limbs and causing power outages.
Rangely, CO ()
Large hail (some 4" in diameter) caused $ million in damages to cars, trucks, and buildings.
Centre County, PA (1792)
Quote from the diary of William Colbert, a Methodist Circuit Rider up in Centre County: "A very cold morning. It was surprising to see so much snow on the ground at this season of the year. The limbs of the peach trees broke, and large limbs of the oaks broke down, and saplings bent across the road. It began to snow last night before we went to bed. I came out of my way by Lamb's to Phillip Antes."