Despite rainy and stormy weather at the beginning of the week in Chicago, sunshine will return to the city in time for Father's Day weekend.
Warmer weather and times of sunshine will last each day through Sunday.
Temperatures through Saturday will range between the mid- and upper 70s with overnight lows hovering around 55 F.
Beginning Saturday, temperatures will rise into the mid-70s, reaching the 80s by Sunday.
Father's Day will be the warmest day of the weekend with highs reaching the 80 F mark. For those looking to spend some time outdoors, Sunday will be the optimal day.
However, sunny skies won't last as strong thunderstorms will be ushered into the city again Sunday night into Monday.
Showers and thunderstorms will return to the Southwest late this week and could reach part of California.
The late-season swelter will continue along much of the Atlantic Seaboard through the week as tens of millions head back to school and work.
An area of low pressure will bring a threat of heavy rain and flooding to parts of southern Europe through the middle of the week.
Life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides will occur across northeastern Mexico as Dolly moves inland.
Following a warm, humid start for the first days of September, lower humidity and more pleasant conditions will return to the Pittsburgh area.
A cold front swinging into the Northeast will bring the threat of severe weather to part of the region on Tuesday afternoon.
Long Island NY (1821)
Long Island hurricane of 1821 struck western Long Island. The storm affected a densely populated area where weather observers were common.
Tampa, FL (1935)
The "Labor Day" hurricane hit Tampa, killing 400 people. Earlier, this intense storm had a center barometric pressure of 26.35 inches - the lowest recorded sea level pressure in the Western Hemisphere.
Denver, CO (1961)
Earliest snow on record; a total of 4.2 inches. A great storm raged at high elevations with 2-3 feet of snow closing roads on Labor Day weekend.