Very nice weather expected Sunday for the Great Lakes region and temperatures will continue to be below normal for early August.
Normal temperatures for the beginning of August from Minneapolis to Chicago and Detroit are in the lower 80s.
Temperatures Sunday will not be the coolest temperatures so far this summer, but highs will be in the middle to upper 70s
The Minneapolis area will be in the upper 70s over the next couple of days, while Chicago will dip down into the mid 70s through Monday.
Temperatures will briefly surge back to the more-average 80s next week, but in the longer range, the upper-level patter will likely bring things back to a cooler than normal state.
The second half of the week looks to be noticeably cooler and less humid in the Chicago area.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Severe storms will rumble through parts of the Midwest, including Chicago, early Tuesday night.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
With the recent heat fading away, more relief will greet the Northwest by midweek in the form of rain.
Heat Wave: Location New Record(F): Old Record(F)/Year: Washington, D.C. 101 100/1987 Philadelphia, PA 99T 99/1978 Atlantic City, NJ 100 96/1987 Harrisburg, PA 103 98/1987 Baltimore, MD 103 98/1987 (Custom House)
New Zealand (1995)
Extreme cold - a bay in Littleton Harbor froze for the first time in "living memory".
Simla, CO (1996)
4.5" diameter hail.