Cool winds and big waves will make for an atypical July day from Chicago to northwestern Indiana.
During the middle of July, high temperatures tend to be well into the 80s with moderate humidity and barely a breeze in northern Illinois and Indiana.
However, temperatures are forecast to peak in the 70s Tuesday and drop into the 50s Tuesday night.
For some, this will be a refreshing change to the heat over the past week or so.
According to Meteorologist Mark Mancuso, "With north to northerly winds gusting to 30 mph along the lakefront, the waves produced can be rough for some bathers."
Waves are forecast to average 5 to 10 feet with the biggest waves along the southern end of the lake. However, a few waves can be higher.
"The increased wave action and onshore winds can translate to strong rip currents and also overwash on some beaches, bike paths and walkways," Mancuso added.
Winds will remain gusty into Wednesday morning, as will the waves.
Small craft should exercise caution over the open waters and along the southern end of Lake Michigan.
Another cool day is in store for Wednesday, but with diminishing wind, waves should become less forceful by the afternoon and evening.
Matthew has become a hurricane in the Caribbean and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
Millions of people across the U.S. could be exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foam, according to a recent study.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
Reno, NV (1982)
Snow fell for the first time in 93 years in the month of September. Town received 1.5 inches the night before, surpassing the old record of 0.5 inches set back in 1889.
Violent thunderstorms along a cold front. 2-4 inches of rain and 60-mph winds in places. Lawrence, KS, had golf ball-sized hail and winds to 80 mph.
Orange Park, FL (1991)
A total of 8.00 inches of rain at Argyle, FL near Orange Park. Orange Park had 5 inches.