After a warm start to the week, temperatures will take into Friday.
After highs tapped out in the lower 80s on Monday, Tuesday stayed in the upper 70s, falling just short of the 80-degree mark.
A change began Wednesday, however, when skies were mostly overcast. The high temperature for the day didn't even reach the 70s..
Thursday's temperature will fall even further, struggling to maintain 60 degrees as an afternoon high. Showers will be likely in the afternoon as the sky stays mostly cloudy through the overnight.
By Friday the temperatures will begin to climb again, paving the way for a mostly sunny weekend with highs in the 70s.
Lows during the overnight hours this week will fluctuate with the daytime temperatures, dipping slightly from the mid-50s at the start of the week to the middle 40s on Thursday into Friday.
Some snow may even fall in the area during these days. AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Ken Clark said that accumulations of 3 to 6 inches will be likely above 6,000 feet. A few inches may also build up at elevations of 4,000-5,000 feet.
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Strong thunderstorms will threaten Chicago this weekend before the city gets a taste of September.
Another visit from the Polar Vortex will deliver unseasonably cool air to the Midwest, preceded by rounds of thunderstorms, including severe weather.
Heat-related dangers will be on the rise over the weekend for much of the Northwest as scorching heat settles in.
As the Northeast continues to clean up from destructive storms early this week, more rounds of severe weather and flash flooding loom for early next week.
Parts of the South will get major relief from heat, humidity and storms next week while other locations will be at greater risk for flash flooding.
Yellowstone National Park's Firehole Lake Drive was closed Thursday, July 10, as portions of the roadway's asphalt melted amid the summer's recent heat wave in the Northwest.
Pinellas Co., FL (1992)
A tornado blew a catamaran into a car, injuring six people.
Eastern North Carolina (1842)
Hurricane struck, "the worst in 80 years"; vessels ashore on beaches; village of Portsmouth washed away.
Basin, WY (1900)
114 degrees -- hottest ever for Wyoming.