While there may be a mix of sunshine and clouds over the area, Chicago is facing more rounds of thunderstorms over the next several days after downpours caused area flooding Friday.
Temperatures will hover in the low 80s while sunshine could be interrupted by rounds of thunderstorms. Storms could continue into the weekend.
Heavy rains on Thursday night left several Chicago areas flooded, including many residential areas.
Intense rains flooded Chicago area neighborhoods like this one in Bellwood. (Photo/Jerome Sutter)
Midway Airport recorded 4.45 inches of rain in less than three hours.
Some commuters faced travel delays Friday morning as the intense rain flooded some roadways and caused CTA lines to shut down according to the Chicago Tribune.
Rain and threatening thunderstorms can also halt outdoor plans. Fans hoping to catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday saw the interruptions first hand as field crews struggled to cover the field with tarps before an intense storm dumped heavy rains on the grass.
The game against the San Francisco Giants had to be called after four innings and an initial four-hour delay. Even after the tarp was removed, the field was inundated with rain and conditions were not conducive to continuing play.
The game was completed on Thursday before the regularly scheduled evening game.
The Cubs will face the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend and thunderstorms could pose a threat to those games as well.
Games could face additional delays as thunderstorms push into the area. At the first sign of lightning, seek indoor shelter.
The weekend will not be a complete washout, however, as Sunday should bring relieving sunny skies. Temperatures could rise slightly as well.
Overnight temperatures will stay consistent into the weekend resting in the low 70s. Stay alert to rapidly changing conditions by using MinuteCast™ if you are headed out for outdoor events or baseball games.
The risk of flooding from Odile will spill onto Texas and parts of the southern and central Plains late this week into the weekend.
Torrential rainfall slammed parts of Serbia over the weekend, resulting in two deaths as rushing waters sliced through area streets.
Igniting across Northern skies, ghostly rivers of light dance overhead each year, emitting vibrant shades of green, blue, pink, red and violet.
On Tuesday, Edouard became the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since Sandy. While Edouard remains at sea, rough surf will reach some Atlantic coast beaches.
Moisture from Tropical Rainstorm Odile will deliver torrential rainfall and cause life-threatening flooding over the interior Southwest through the balance of the week.
The chilliest air of the season so far will settle over much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will bring frost to a large area.
Hurricane Hugo crossed Guadalupe, then the Virgin Islands. St. Croix had gusts to 97 mph. Later, of gust of 170 mph was measured in the harbor of Culebra Island, P.R.
Great Lakes (1990)
27 degrees at Sault Ste. Marie, MI. A record low for so early in the season (old record of 30 set in 1974). Snow flurries across Vermont and parts of New Hampshire. Snow flurries and sleet at Naples, NY.
Philadelphia, PA (1991)
50th day at or above 90 degrees, broke old annual record of 49 days set in 1988.