Rounds of gusty, chilly showers will pelt Chicagoland through the end of the week.
A storm hanging around over Minnesota and Wisconsin will drive colder air over northern Illinois, northwestern Indiana and southern Wisconsin through Friday.
While the Chicago area will escape the high winds being experienced over the northern and central Plains since Wednesday, enough wind with the showers may render umbrellas and covered bus stops useless.
Wind gusts can reach as high as 45 mph in some locations.
Although not cold enough for snow, in addition to the showers, some areas may be hit with a thunderstorm and small hail during the midday, afternoon and early evening hours.
The storm to the north with its wind, chill and showers will dissolve Friday night. The weather will trend warmer and more tranquil with at least partial sunshine in store both days.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck south of Japan Saturday evening, local time. No tsunami was triggered, but the earthquake was felt in Tokyo.
Some clouds are expected on Saturday evening during the final day of this year's initial appearance of the Manhattanhenge setting sun phenomenon in New York City.
The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
With summer just around the corner, many in the United States are preparing for exciting outdoor activities, but coupled with the summer fun comes the return of the pesky and potentially disease-ridden mosquito.
Cooler air will move into the area to start the workweek, but not before rain and wind impacting the area to end the weekend.
Following another busy weekend for severe storms and flooding in Texas and the southern Plains, the frequent rain and storms will shift eastward.
Vanport, OR (1948)
A railroad bed acting as a dam gave way during a flood along the Columbia River destroying the town of Vanport.
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the eastern U.S. Eighteen cities, from Virginia to Ohio and Michigan, reported record high temperatures. Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC reached 97 degrees. Newark, NJ was the nations high temperature at 98 degrees.
Mississippi/ Ohio Valleys (1989)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Upper Ohio Valley. A F-4 tornado injured three people and caused a million dollars damage at New Providence IA.