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.
A new tropical threat may loom for the Caribbean and North America in the not-too-distant future, while eight more weeks remain in the Atlantic hurricane season.
The greatest danger of flooding across the central United States will unfold in western Texas, where downpours will be most persistent into Monday.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
Wintry weather marked the first days of autumn across parts of the Mountain West as snow mixed in with the changing fall foliage.
Gusty winds will accompany a push of chilly air across the Great Lakes from Sunday night through Tuesday.
Southern CA (1970)
Record late September heat wave seared Southern CA for a week. L.A. hit 105 degrees; San Diego hit 97 degrees.
New Jersey (1975)
4-day rains of 7.50 to 11.00 inches. Flooding in northern part of the state.
Atlanta, GA (1989)
Torrential rain; 4.87 inches at Hartsfield Airport. This is the sixth greatest single rainfall on record. Atlanta Regional Hospital had 4.50 inches.