After highs in the 70s Thursday afternoon, Chicago is in for a cool down throughout the weekend.
Friday afternoon will bring a high of only 50 degrees with scattered clouds, before dropping down to the high 30s at night.
Saturday may creep down into the high 40s with even more clouds. The nighttime will bring temperatures to the high 30s.
Both days will be breezy, so those spending time outdoors should consider a light jacket. Precipitation is unlikely.
Humidity and storms will continue in Detroit through the week and into the weekend.
Rescue efforts are underway in Hiroshima, Japan, after several landslides buried people and caused severe damage on Wednesday morning, local time.
There have been six times the number of named tropical systems in the Eastern Pacific Basin compared to the Atlantic Basin. While the Atlantic will catch up somewhat, the lopsided ratio will continue.
In the commune of Cogoleto, 16 miles west of Genoa, Italy, a storm system spawned at least one waterspout around noon, local time.
While heat in the South during August is common, the upcoming weather pattern may deliver some of the hottest weather of this summer.
Monsoonal moisture from the tropics is bringing heavy rainfall to the Phoenix area and other parts of the Southwest.
Driest month in history helped cause 1,736 fires. 3 million acres burned, 85 died (78 were fire fighters). The town of Wallace was half-consumed.
New Jersey (1939)
Tuckerton, NJ, received 14.81 inches of rain in just 24 hours for a state record.
W-C, Virginia (1969)
Remains of Camille - 27 inches of rain in western-central VA. 151 drowned, $140 million damage.